Milan Fashion Week: Gucci S/S’14


Taking Gucci in a more sports luxe direction, Frida Giannini loosens up a little with this

collection, and gives the Gucci Spring/Summer 14 pieces a much cooler, laid-back feel. With

the show opening with a mesh t-shirt paired with basketball shorts, we knew we were in for

something a little different from Gucci this time around. Of course, Gucci didn’t take the term

sports luxe lightly, and went all out with luxe fabrics. The mesh T-shirt is in fact laser-cut


The sheer track suits were certainly our favourite look of the show, paired with strappy heels,

and exposed triangle bras, the look was all about sex appeal, and not sloth-day slouchy. Art

nouveau illustrations adorned floaty, drop waist dresses and long, flowing sheer kimonos,

in rich colours of orange, purple and gold. The oriental feeling, scaled up, scrolling flower

patterns were almost psychedelic, and were a stunning feature, beautifying nearly every

single piece of the predominantly black collection.

Sending out ever-so sleek and flowing silhouettes, there was an understated elegance,

which was wonderful to see from a sportswear style collection. With maxi lengths taking

the spotlight, sheer fabrics thigh high splits, and flashes of underwear, kept the collection

brimming with allure. Japanese cuts and drapes were most definitely a highlight of the

Gucci show, alongside dresses that were tied up at the sides with a simple bow, with strings

hanging loose. We really loved the iridescent features, and sequin embellishments as the

show drew to a close.

The Gucci show definitely has us lusting for a sheer kimono for spring/summer, and who

knows, we might brave it and get ourselves a sheer tracksuit! All in all, a relaxed and ‘let it all

hang loose’ approach to the Spring/Summer 14 collection, and we sure do approve.

Feature: Lucy Dixon