Milan Fashion Week kicked off with an unusual Gucci show yesterday afternoon. Gone were the days of low lighting and that feeling of an after midnight party, this time the atmosphere was as bright as daylight. The collection followed the mood of the venue and instead of the dark and glamorous looks we were used to seeing in the Gucci shows, the designer Frida Giannini turned this time towards daytime looks in dusty pastels, animal print and block heels instead of stilettos.
Inspired by the House's own legacy in the sixties, the collection brought a modern spirit into the garments through the dusty pink, green and blue shades. I must admit that I wasn't aboard this change in the beginning, it just seemed too odd to see such a toned down show, but looking at the photos a second time there are certainly a lot of pieces that stand out. Among my favorites are the pink coat with a leather panel on the front, the blue leather dress with frills, the double-breasted wool coats, the green dress paired with dark brown boots, the pink fur sweater, the yellow dress with leather inserts and of course the black and white dresses towards the end of the show. Have a look at my selection of the most interesting looks from the show:
As for the accessories, have a look for yourselves at those magnificent purses and some of the details on the dresses:
What did you think about this change in aesthetic for Gucci? Are you still longing to see those fabulous cocktail dresses and darker hues or does this style appeal more to you?
Photos: Yannis Vlamos, Gianni Pucci / Indigitalimages.com