Our fashion client, Gucci impressed at Milan Fashion Week with their latest Spring Summer 2014 Collection. The Gucci Women’s Spring Summer 2014 Collection depicts a decisively strong, eclectic woman. Seductive and sensual by nature. Spontaneous. Uncontrived. Pairing sleek, loose lines with ornate decorative motifs. Inspired by athletic style. New opulence radiating nonchalance. Creative Director Frida Giannini commented, “I took active-wear essentials as a starting point and set out to create a feminine take on technical outfitting, crafted with Gucci’s codes. Intricate elegance, enlivened by a refined ornamentalism that takes its cue from Erté illustrations.”
The silhouette is defined by fluid graphics. Black gives way to geometric lines lightened by iridescent colors, lurex and patterns, whilst technical details seal each look. Deep slits, unexpected cuts, plunging necklines, and transparencies for accentuated femininity create each look. Each piece receives a deluxe treatment. Exquisite materials and artisanal techniques have been incorporated into reworking sportswear basics. Maxi t-shirts in perforated suede with elastic trim, mesh paired with jacquard, laminations and leather inlays. On pants and shorts, new proportions and detailing turn gymnastic shapes into style essentials.
The evening wear incorporates new tunics, with pants – black chiffon illuminated with iridescent sequined embroidery recalling Art Nouveau designs. Deconstructed lines interrupted by transparencies, necklines, and slits that reveal self-aware sensuality.
Accessories are colourful, yet black. Handbags embellished with draping fringe bear this season’s protagonist, burnished Bamboo. The maxi clutch, the shopper and the small shoulder bag, in monochromatic black or brights, and in python, suede, and leather. Technical elastic characterizes every shoe, emblazoned with colour, amplified by a cone-style heel with a faceted, metallic surface. Hardened plexiglass bracelets are found in the same hues as the maxi sunglasses, for new linear shades.
GUCCI is available exclusively at GUCCI Boutiques in Cape Town and Johannesburg in 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