It seems the 1970s can’t come back around quickly enough. In Milan at least, where the likes of Gucci brought back tunic silhouettes with trumpet sleeves and plenty of fanfare. Of course it’s a modern interpretation of the era, and one that plays upon the refined, glamorous side. This isn’t Woodstock. It’s high society, slick up dos and impeccable grooming, the woman who gazes down at the world through long lashes and moves with a languid grace. It’s hard to imagine clothes like these worn in any other way.
The ’70s mood shone through in the colour palette – a set of block colours spanning from coral pink to aquamarine to sunshine yellow – as well as the silhouettes. But where featureless sweeps of fabric felt modern and minimal, creative director Frida Giannini contrasted them with thick and complex embellishments. And let’s not forget the ruffles: as big as they were beautiful, Giannini’s flouncing frills were the star of the show.
You can see all of the Gucci spring / summer 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.
Photography by Imaxtree