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