Gucci Cruise 2013
Frida Giannini is a genius there is no doubt, and when it came to her Resort 2013 collection the looks were spontaneous, full of life, and packed with color and design. The embroidery was over-the-top and knew no bounds, while the silhouettes were subtle and had an extremely modest feel to them. A cream suit in cotton, a basic pant with a sharp crease down the front in white, and a lilac suit with low rise pants and a belled bottom. This was a look that was set for another time but will take fashion into an era for fun.
When the firt few looks of a collection are dribbled with color but are altogether black, the though that the line will be dull is an over exaggeration. The looks quickly transformed into a potpouri of deep maroons, silky browns, and printed brown and white ruffled silk blouses. Giannini has always been an expert at levelling her clothing line out and evening the bumps and blips with dashes of color off-set by sporadic pops of jewels.
The elegant use of jewelery on some of the evening looks really stood out as an ode to a simpler time when colored stones and marred metal were difficult to craft and even harder to find. The long dangling necklaces made of bronze that netted over the exposed chest of many of the looks was a great way to hide the overtly sexiness of the the collection but also to add an element of culture and days past. After all the jewellery found in stores today is often too shiny, and amazingly false looking. When a piece appears rustic or aged in any way it immediately grabs the attention of onlookers so these pieces will do very well if they make it to the retail stores.
The collection was nice, if not a little lost in translation. The pieces each had a story to tell, and worked well next to one another, but the whole premise of the collection seemed a bit misconstrued and seemed a bit awkward.