Milan Fashion Week Kicks off with Gucci and Alberta Ferretti
Pink, Blue, Green, Yellow… that was the collection in a nut shell. Well… the palette anyhow. Gucci Spring 2013 opened with a barrage of pepto bismol pink seperates and dresses. The first fifteen looks were pretty much all the same shade of this blinding fuschia aside from the occasional white dress which was detailed along the neck and shoulders with ornate oversized beading that matched the bold bubble gum colored looks. Following the powerful pinks came a soothing yet prominent Persian indigo that was a perfect blend of cobalt blue and whimsical purple. Then, like the rainbow, the next spring color was a light lime green followed by sun-bleached lemon.
The collection flowed with an underwater type gracefulness that seemed to pick up the weightless material and fling it delicately around the otherwise close to the body silhouettes. Where the arms and waists were usually cut close and concise, the pant legs, and cuffs bell out and have a sense of casualness that takes on a 70’s feeling. Liberation and wanderlust filled the hungry eyes of the spectators as the first of many shows walked the catwalks of Milan Fashion Week.
The other show that graced the runway’s of Milan was the Alberta Ferretti collection which featured oscar worthy dresses that were draped in all the right ways. The colors of the collection were more surrounding the blue to green section of the spectrum but when the lace gowns hit the catwalk there was a pause from the audience. The dresses were divine, with ornate embroidery and sparkling crystal additions. With the off the shoulder slouched styling the dresses nearly mimicked a Grecian chiton or toga. With the sea being an obvious inspiration with netting made from glass beads, and the colors of water ever present, it’s no wonder the collection seemed a little cool while delivering a very viable option come red carpet season.
Milan Fashion Week Day 1 also showed BLK DNM, Francesco Scognamiglio, No. 21, Twenty8Twelve, and Co. Stay tuned for more from Milan Fashion Week while I dig deep into the depths of fashion and pull out the trends and the not-so-trendy for Spring 2013.