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