Back to its roots
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.