Back to its roots

Gucci

Hong Kong Tatler - - Style File -

This col­lec­tion ref­er­enced the roots of the la­bel, founded by Guc­cio Gucci in 1921 as a leather goods firm, with many pieces made from leather, and looks heav­ily ac­ces­sorised with calf­skin bags and leather caps. Fea­tur­ing a new su­per­soft con­struc­tion, leather harked back to the 1960s while tak­ing on a fu­tur­is­tic look, worn as slim- fit­ting trousers and nappa shirts. In fact, the col­lec­tion clev­erly struck a bal­ance be­tween look­ing for­ward and look­ing back, be­ing both mod­ish yet con­tem­po­rary. Casentino cloth was used for pea coats with a neo­prene lin­ing; evening suits were vel­vet; glasses were John Len­non- style. Another di­chotomy: the stud­ded Bre­ton sail­ing caps and leather trousers were almost bondage- like, but the pas­tel colours com­ple­ment­ing the black pal­ette added in­no­cence and pu­rity to Frida Gian­nini’s mas­cu­line col­lec­tion.

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