23.02.12

Gucci Fall 2012

Frida Giannini created an opulent, romantic collection in dark, sensual hues with a velvety feel for Gucci’s Fall 2012 collection, which opened Milan Fashion Week.

The venue was pitch black but for a spotlight on the model taking to the runway wearing the dark, decadent pieces.

Jackets, velvet skirts, fitted long-sleeve dresses, oversized cropped leather jackets, sweaters and sheer lace-up blouses kick-started the presentation. Some had military accents, but the vibe was fearless femininity rather than androgynous chic.

Midway through the presentation we saw glimpses of colour via the floral prints on a maxi dress and chic PJs, before moving onto deep berry, sapphire blue and forest green.

For evening wear, Frida returned back to black to present a collection of billowing chiffon gowns luxuriously embellished with micro crystals and sequins in a beautiful floral pattern.

I’m pretty sure we will see Florence Welch wearing one of the finale dresses before the first buds of spring.

Key accessories included bejewelled bow-shaped hair clips, suede peep-toe ankle boots, leather satchels, crocodile saddlebags and flat riding boots.

Front Row: Alek Wek

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Lopez, Gemma Arterton, Eva Rachel Wood, Ana De La Reguera, Rachel Weisz, Eva Mendes, Liv Tyler, Camilla Belle, Zoe Saldana, Tilda Swinton, Carey Mulligan, Cate Blanchett, Kelly Rowland, Nicole Kidman, Olivia Wilde, Salma Hayek, Hilary Swank and Maggie Gyllenhaal

Credit: Style.com

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9 Responses to Gucci Fall 2012

  1. Jones19 February 23, 2012 at 19:49 #

    Such a stunning collection. Love your picks FC.

  2. fashion~lover February 23, 2012 at 19:58 #

    Although Gucci collections 2011 still remain my most favorite, i liked this one too. But the last dress (along with others similar to this one) a little bit reminds me one dress from the Alexander McQueen Fall 2011 collection.

  3. dee February 23, 2012 at 20:15 #

    Gorgeous collection. Love the rich colors and the burgundy gown is fabulous.

  4. Hannah February 23, 2012 at 20:28 #

    The black embellished gowns at the end were stunning, one of them, teh second I think, reminds me so much of the MArchesa gown Olivia Wilde wore to the emmys in 2009.
    I seriously hope that they get a red carpet outing that does them justice. Liv Tyler and Cate Blanchett, naturally, are my choices.

  5. EmmaWoodhouse February 23, 2012 at 23:21 #

    Cate Blanchett should wear the second one over on the top row, and I think Jennifer Lopez should definitely wear that gown! Other than that the collection was too dark and heavy for me.

  6. mandy February 24, 2012 at 00:32 #

    Oh wow. Hello J.Lo !! The third green dress in the first picture is stunning !! Gucci has up-ed their game and they are not slowing down ! And pls save some nice dresses for our dear Salma.

    • Fashion Critic February 24, 2012 at 04:41 #

      tote Jlo

  7. bm February 24, 2012 at 03:34 #

    This collections are so hard to translate well on the red carpet.

  8. glenn February 24, 2012 at 08:03 #

    i love the colors and textures, great collection !!!

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