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Showing posts with label Frida Giannini. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Frida Giannini. Show all posts

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Milan Fashion Week opens with an explosion of colors

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After New York and London, it’s Milan Fashion Week turn to have a say as to how women will dress for the spring-summer 2013. If the first day of previews was any indication, next summer will feature a lot of bold color and patterns. While the more structured, usually daytime, looks were in heavier fabrics, evening or playtime came in airier, diaphanous materials like chiffon and tulle at Gucci in Milan.  
‘Sophisticated and essential’: Gucci’s Spring and Summer 2013 collection featured bold shades 
 Romantic looks: Some of the delicate prints were reminiscent of Japanese floral wallpaper and the bell sleeves of a simple cocktail sheath (left) underlined the couture feel of the Gucci collection
Milan designers are offering more romantic looks rather than their trademark slinky and sexy. Long and loose pants were paired with ample tunic tops while voluminous long skirts offered a nice sweep. The accessories – high-heels and bags alike – often replicated Read more…

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Gucci Gets Groove Back

The roller-coaster history of one of fashion’s most iconic brands.

Frida Giannini.
Gucci creative director Frida Giannini attends the Gucci Museum opening in Florence, Italy Jacopo Raule/Getty Images for Gucci. This piece is reprinted from Departures. I catch my first glimpse of Frida Giannini Gucci’s creative director, at the Venice International Film Festival, where she attendrd screening of Madonna’s new film, W.E. Giannini is wearing a one-shouldered black dress, her deep tan contrasting with her perfectly blown-out blonde hair. She is not, however, the most bronzed designer at the Palazzo del Cinema, or the most meticulously coiffed. That honor belongs to Valentino, who is two seats—and several worlds—away from Giannini, who cites among her eclectic muses both Jackie Kennedy and Iggy Pop. Keeping his back to the Gucci contingent, Valentino spends the next 15 minutes whispering to his longtime partner, Giancarlo Giammetti. It’s fun to imagine what he might be saying. Valentino dressed Jackie when she mourned JFK and, later, when she wed Aristotle Onassis. He knew and loved Jackie, whereas Gucci’s “Jackie” has two fringed tassels and comes in exotic skin. The Jackie is a bag, but not just any bag…. read more