As we might expect, the front row at the Gucci Spring 2018 show on Wednesday (September 20) during Milan Fashion Week was awash in a head-turning mix of bold prints and bright patterns from the label.
Dakota Johnson: Starting the front row off with a bang, Dakota easily had one of my favoured looks in this colourful, pleated dress. I love the retro-forward, geometric print and the alluringly artsy mix of hues. The dragon-embroidered bag wouldn’t have been my first choice, though, for this look as it seemed so disparate from the mod mood.
Salma Hayek: Salma’s dress stood out for its prominent lack of pattern. But, it still charmed with the modern-Victorian lace detail and girlie bow at the waist that was very much in keeping with the star’s style.
Li Yuchun/Chris Lee: Never one to do fashion by halves, the entertainer presented a full-on fashion experience here. The cape may have been ‘Blind for Love,’ but I for one, don’t know where to look first between the Gucci signature print T-shirt, intricately patterned skirt, knee socks, and booties—not to mention the ear muffs. This was a performance piece, if nothing else.
Charlotte Casiraghi: Taking a far more minimalistic approach, Charlotte let her floral skirt do much of the talking, with petal-pink Mary Janes enhancing the blooms.
ASAP Rocky: Presenting a twist on the track jacket, logo joggers, and white sneakers, ASAP Rocky played it cool with his look that oozed with stylish rapper appeal. Naturally, a furry coat was just as important as a few chain necklaces and oversized shades to complete the picture.
Soko: Venturing to the land of the logos, Soko rocked the double G from head to toe. The sweatband and silver platform shoes are likely the elements that will raise the most eyebrows.
Tamu McPherson: This look may have possessed nothing short of a granny-chic mood, but there was still a certain quirky charm to the mismatched, caricature jumper and patchwork skirt. Plus, she gets bonus points for matching her glasses to those on her sweater.
Bryanboy: What makes Bryanboy’s fashion-forward ensembles work so well is the attention to detail and tailored precision. Everything from the shrunken military jacket to the oversized, tunic shirt and floral pants fit to a tee, with the cross-body bag and embellished shoes contributing plenty of additional yet appropriate eccentricity.
Tina Leung: The shiny magenta colour and cheeky swirled collar and sleeves are hard to forget on this frock. So, you may likely remember that Salma Hayek wore it earlier this year. I do think it presents better with more minimal styling—meaning a small handbag and more streamlined shoes. But, this Gucci front row was no place to play it safe.
Who had your favourite look?