Gucci Unveils the new Equestrian Collection

Gucci presents the new Equestrian Collection, a contemporary tribute to the equestrian tradition and riding heritage that has inspired the House for over 90 years, through the timeless value of beauty, grace and nobility.

Staying true to her enduring passion for the equestrian world, Creative Director Frida Giannini has designed a complete capsule collection for women. The collection evolved from the exclusive wardrobe she created for Edwina Alexander, the world’s current number one female horse-jumper, who is sponsored by Gucci.

The line is part of the Cruise 2013 collection and includes a ready-to-wear assortment featuring 15 styles, completed by a refined and well-coordinated selection of accessories. The collection is characterised by the distinctive symbols of the House: the Gucci Crest, the horsebit and the green-red-green web stripe.

Carrying forward the sporting glamour of the equestrian world, this multifunctional wardrobe combines highly technical items for the most challenging outdoor competitions with classic elegance, making it perfect for moments off the course as well. The clothing range is comprised of riding jackets, pants, shirts and polo tees, all interpreted in innovative and comfortable fabrics such as gabardine techno wool, tricotine bistretch, soft nylon down feather or technical felted jersey and piquet.

The focused colour palette features natural and classic tones like black, beige, sky blue and pure white, which underline the ever-lasting wearability.

Completing the outfits are a variety of accessories mirroring the House’s values of fine craftsmanship, superb quality and modern design. The riding boot is in plain leather and is embellished with the Gucci crest detail and offered in black for easy combination. A new saddle has also been handcrafted in black Guccissima leather, staying true to the core inspiration of the collection.

Complementing the line is a black velvet covered riding cap with riding whip, both a saddle blanket and horse blanket, a black leather belt with the Gucci web stripe and silver buckle, black nappa gloves and a silk foulard illustrated with whip motifs evoking the riding equipment.

The new Equestrian Collection will be available at select Gucci boutiques worldwide and on gucci.com from November 2012.

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Gucci is available exclusively at GUCCI Boutiques in Cape Townand Johannesburgin Southern Africa. For further information please contact their stores on 021-421 8800 (V&A Waterfront, Cape Town) or 011-784 2597 (Nelson Mandela Square, Johannesburg) or visit www.gucci.com.

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