Hands-up anyone who fancies some Great-Gatsby-for-grown-ups!! Well, be prepared to form a not-so-orderly queue, when the new Gucci SS2014 collections arrive!
Why the anticipated clamouring? Well, Frida Giannini has skilfully-crafted yet another selection of stellar couture creations, showcasing the best of art-deco artistry with the sass and sleekness, typical of the well-revered fashion house.
An uber-glossy, mirrored catwalk and a sonic refrain of ‘You’re walkin’ round like you’re bigger than Prince’, not only suggested the supreme polish and attitude of the pieces which were to come, but also indicated the confidence with which any woman should wear the garments!
As if emerging from the Tyrrhenian Sea after dark, feminine creatures with trademark wet-look, slicked-back hair and dewy, barely-there make-up, audaciously stalked the new season’s styles. Black, the go-to tone, was presented to us in dare-to-bare, mesh T-shirts, sheer bra-tops, loose-legged trousers, with the gentlest of tapers, flowing kaftans and elegant dresses, in both maxi and knee-lengths. Opaque options of the silhouettes included an evening dress with plunging v-neckline, a three-quarter length pant, loosely-tailored jacket with leather tuxedo-collar and a fabulous top, featuring an exaggerated cut-away, which roared ‘business-in-the-front and party-in-the-back’!
The print-story was a revelation, at times devouring entire columns of floating gowns and the most exceptional kaftans, in motifs of flaming orange, sunburst-gold and complementary cool lilacs, innovatively arranged like art-deco exo-skeletons. The designs relentlessly bombarded the senses, only giving way to iridescent echoes, such as slash-necked tunics in metallic bronze and gold, as well as oil-on-water-purple and raspberry-hues, flickering beneath the lights like a silent movie.
In fact, the entire affair was a powerful production…A perfect procession of trademark-Gucci: High-impact, high-visibility and oh-so-high fashion!!!
So, if I were you, I’d get a head-start to your nearest store because from the looks of this show, Gucci is going to be very busy!!!!!!
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