Gucci Spring 2013

After Gucci’s luxuriously dark-hued Fall 2012 collection, Frida Giannini lit the runway with a selection of bold tropical colours and vivid prints for Spring 2013.

Inspired by the works of Richard Avedon and Gian Paolo Barbieri’s historic photographs of their female icons, the show opened up with hot-pink dresses and pant suits, some with large ruffles and bell-shaped sleeves.

That wasn’t the last we saw of the ruffles as they decorated a majority of the looks.

On a colour palette of electric blue, ocean blue, aqua blue, grass green and citrus yellow, plus some sumptuous snakeskin prints, Giannini presented a tunic dress, shirt-jackets, silky pyjama-like printed tunics and pants, cocoon-shaped mini dresses, coats with bell-shaped sleeves and maxi dresses, both sleeveless and long-sleeved.

Some of the standout looks included choker necklaces which offset the equally opulent bejewelled earrings.

For the evening, the mood turned to black and white with more ruffles, open backs and plunging necklines.

Oh, how I can’t wait to see this collection on the red carpet – it was made for divas like JLo and those sexy white dresses would great on Kate Hudson.

Key accessories included patent leather ankle-strap sandals, oversized shades, chokers, earrings, cage sandals with ankles accented with the signature horse bit, booties and shoulder bags.

Front Row: Charlotte Casiraghi, Anna Dello Russo, Carine Roitfeld, Dasha Zhukova and Livia Firth

Favourites: Printed ruffle dress with choker necklace and white plunging gown

Who I See Wearing This Collection: JLo, Zoe Saldana, Li Bingbing, Florence Welch, Padma Lakshmi, Alicia Keys, Salma Hayek, Camilla Belle, Eva Mendes, Jessica Biel, Blake Lively, Kate Hudson, Kerry Washington, Gemma Arterton and Anne Hathaway

Credit: Style.com

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13 Responses to Gucci Spring 2013

  1. MEME September 20, 2012 at 11:49 #

    That white dress is STUNNING!!!…

  2. Elisa September 20, 2012 at 12:28 #

    Hey Fashion Critic
    I love your blog and I check it (maybe too many times) every day :-) Thank you for your amazing job.

    When you write your favorites from the various runway-shows, sometimes your favorites are already in the pictures used in the post, and sometimes your favorites are different from the pictures in the post. Maybe you could make it clear, whether you already have shown the pictures or if your favorites are different from the pictures? for example:

    Favourites: Printed ruffle dress with choker necklace (picture) and white plunging gown (picture)

    …to show that the favorites are already shown :-)

    Maybe I’m the only one bothered by this, sorry, if I’m annoying. I have thought about it quite a lot of times, so now I wanted to tell you!


    • Fashion Critic September 20, 2012 at 18:58 #

      The pictures are used to showcase the range of the collection. If the pictures just happen to be my favourite, then that is just a coincidence.

      The pictures and links are not added to annoy or bother anyone.

      • Elisa September 20, 2012 at 19:44 #

        Then I completely understand the pictures :-) Thank you!

        • Fashion Critic September 20, 2012 at 19:52 #

          you are welcome x

  3. Yeliz September 20, 2012 at 13:01 #

    Love this collection, the colors are gorgeous!

  4. EmmaWoodhouse September 20, 2012 at 13:31 #

    I like the brigther colors. That yellow balloon sleeve trench is cute!

  5. Alina September 20, 2012 at 13:56 #

    It would be interesting to see some of this dresses on Florence Welch.

  6. Moxie September 20, 2012 at 14:49 #

    Always love your commentary, FC. Will we be getting a best/worst at the shows this year? Those are always entertaining.

    • Fashion Critic September 20, 2012 at 15:10 #

      yes at the end after Paris.

      • Moxie September 20, 2012 at 21:07 #

        Something to look forward to.

  7. Mruna September 20, 2012 at 20:30 #

    Looks like oversized snakeskin prints are going to be a big thing! I love the dress here and the snake print pieces in Erdem too!

  8. TeaAtTwo September 21, 2012 at 18:04 #

    There’s a 60′s mixed with early 00s vibe to this collection.

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