Though not quite as risqué as the Gucci reminiscent of Tom Ford’s reign, Frida Giannini spared nothing as far as sauciness was concerned with the brand’s Spring 2014 collection. With nary a frill nor a pop of primary color in sight – as is usually the case in many Gucci Spring collections – Giannini veered toward an athletic allure and darker hues. Despite the sporty appeal, this spring’s assortment wasn’t lacking in luxury or sex appeal.
Fluid silhouettes flounced their way down the catwalk in offerings of sultry silks, and triangle bras peered through laser-cut suede mesh tops.
In spite of warm tones for a season ordinarily associated with vibrant pops of color, Giannini didn’t skim on resplendent prints. Symmetrical patterns reticulated down jumpsuits, tops, and trousers, streaming in shades of plum, crimson and a tepid orange.
Underlining her commitment to relaxed tailoring, Giannini sought inspiration from The Far East, fashioning robes and tops from the outline of kimonos.
Though there seemed to be a deficiency this season of red carpet selections from Gucci (and strangely, among other fashion houses), the loosely draped dresses shown had their fair share of incandescence. Stately sequins dotted long frocks in the shape of wings, perpetuating the birdlike motif of last season’s assemblage.
Certainly not as glamorous as past collections, the subtle rebellious streak in Giannini’s submission still had enough punch to keep onlookers captivated. And there was definitely no mistake in reminding us all to live a little and let our hair down.
What’s your take on Gucci’s collection this season?