First on the Milan runway, then with a visually captivating campaign, Gucci’s fall 2011 collection has continued to be in the limelight for its haunting photography and flawless designs. Now, it was only fair to shoot a dedicated magazine editorial as well to keep the fuss alive.
In its August issue, Interview Magazine has taken the sophistication outside to the park while still staying in sync with the collection’s 70s influence. As the photographic evidence confirms, Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott have captured these sepia-blue hinted shots of models Saskia de Brauw and Marique Schimmel. The glamour factor of the images eclipses the subdued eroticism, with the woman still being powerful, confident and completely aloof of the male company.
The magazine also spoke to Gucci’s lady in-charge, Frida Giannini, as the Italian fashion house celebrates its 90th anniversary this year. Here’s what she had to say about her love for retro music and her emotions influencing the designs:
“It really depends on your mood or your personal life sometimes… I can tell you that sometimes I live a very good moment and I’m very joyful and optimistic, so I can see more bright colours in my collection. Other times I feel so depressed and so sad and I see a lot of darkness. Of course, there are certain rules you have to operate by in terms of markets, and for summer and for winter. But at the end of the day, you are a person and you put a lot of yourself into the clothes.”
On the marriage between music and fashion:
“I have some memories of looking at David Bowie in the ’70s, and he had this look that was so authentic and original, which I think is more genuine in a way for a musician, and also very intriguing from the designer’s point of view. I remember when I was 15 years old I was trying to imitate Madonna and look like she did in ‘Like a Virgin’ with the lace gloves, leggings, and everything like that. I dyed my hair and all these kinds of things. So fashion was about a kind of expression for me.”
You can view all the editorial images by clicking on the thumbnails above.