Gucci Men’s Spring Summer 2013
When Frida Giannini designed this collection she had the Gucci man in mind. Never before has a Gucci collection been so rich with the history of the brand which included horsebit loafers (Which are celebrating their 60th anniversary next year) on all the male models, cuffed slim legged pants, and colorful prints on silk shirts and pants. The brightly colored suits in mint green and poppy orange were also a great look for the right person, someone fearless and stylish all at the same time.
The vibrant colors that define Gucci were used in most of the looks and they delivered an unwavering energy to the collection that will pompt the Gucci man to take the plunge and travel to that exotic location he has been thinking about for years. But don’t forget to pack your crocodile overnighter, another iconic symbol that Frida pulled out of the archives and placed elegantly in the hands of the dashing dudes. The best thing about the large overnight bag is that anything that won’t fit in there, you probably don’t need for a weekend in the sun.
Going back to the prints, the swirling symmetrical patterns were a great finishing touch to the loose fitting tops. Short sleeves and otherwise they moved elegantly as the model walked and the prints took the tops to new heights of liberated splendor. It wasn’t until later in the collection that the silk printed pants made an appearance at which time everyone attending the show wanted to e on a beach or a patio and sip on a cerveza.
The evening portion of the show consisted of light knits, mostly in black but nearly always paired with a cuffed pant that brought you out of the city and into the sun. One sweater had a sewn in printed collar on the inside but then the rest of the sweater was sheer and clung to the fit frame of the man wearing it. A killer look for the right man.