GUCCI – MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

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Gucci designer Fria Giannini played with the concept of nineteenth-century decadence for her Fall 2012 collection, which, much like her men’s collection, was dark and moody.  Fabrics were rich and luxurious with lot of plush velvets, tapestry jacquards, and subdued florals on a black background.  This season’s palette was equally stormy in plums, bottle greens, and espresso.  Giannini wanted her collection to hit jus the right now of romanticism, she said of the clothes, “not cute-romantic; it has a confidence.”  The looks consisted primarily of oversized menswear, which has been seen all over the Milan runways for fall.  But the men’s looks were kept feminine with sheer blouses, pre-Raphaelite sleeves, and embellished bodices.  This collection marked a new direction for the fashion house whose edgy, yet dreamy looks were heightened by the Scarface soundtrack models walked down the runway to.

Fashion Week Coverage Directed by Indira Cesarine

Text by Emily Kirkpatrick

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