Gucci Fall / Winter 2013: ladylike rock-chic

Somewhere between attitude-laden rock star and ladylike vintage belle is Gucci’s fall 2013 woman. She’s a girl who wears a knee length houndstooth tailored skirt suit – with a second-skin black leather rollneck underneath. She pairs a silk dress that flows like molten liquid metal with a pair of knee-high blue python boots. She’s not afraid of flamboyant embroidery and she knows how to make a demure cut ooze with sex appeal.

The mix of tough details contrasted against feminine ones isn’t always a Gucci hallmark, but Frida Giannini made it one this season. Against the slicked-back hair and smokey cateye makeup some reptile pieces even had a sci-fi slickness to them; otherworldly, fetishist, strong. And when cuts leaned to that classic femininity the accessories ripped through with a hard edge.

When the lights dimmed in Gucci’s already dark Milan fashion week (MFW) show space and Gucci’s fall woman stepped out for the evening, things took an even more elaborate turn. In these showgirl showstoppers the modern-rock-meets-old-world-vintage combination was still present, but in a way that harkened to Giannini’s love of the 1970s. These are gowns that would stand out on any red carpet, and they rounded out a story that may not have the thematic oomph of more cohesive collections past, but that will be successful none the less. All with good reason.

You can see all of the Gucci autumn (fall) / winter 2013 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.

Also from this fashion show.

Details

Backstage

Beauty

Photography by Imaxtree