Frida Giannini opened Milan Fashion Week yesterday with a stellar collection for Gucci’s autumn/winter 2011/12 season.
Daywear seemed to be reminiscent of 1940s starlets and harked back to designs shown in The Black Dahlia (2006), and consisted of fur stoles in an array of bright and muted colours, fitted knee-length skirt suits and cinched waists, topped with trilby hats with feathers in tow. A nod to the 70s also appeared with models adorning pussy-bow blouses, patent and snake skin boots. Large mohair coats also made an appearance, proving that trends from New York and London were sticking trans-atlantic
The colour palette moved from plums and navy blue to jewel tones in vibrant ruby-red, blue teal, sapphire, canary yellow and emerald greens. As the evening wear ensued these vibrant tones were put into effect showing models in chiffon flowing halter-neck Oscar worthy gowns, that showered a cascade of silk flowers across the shoulders, whilst the models modesty was covered up with large knicker-type-hotpants underneath in the same hues.
Hair was kept minimal in sleek low pony tails with centre and side partings, whilst make-up was a bit more avant-garde with deep red gloss lips and muted eyes.
A fabulous collection to kick off Milan Fashion Week.