Milan Fashion Week: Gucci Fall/Winter 2011
2 March 2011

Milan Fashion Week: Gucci Fall/Winter 2011

The Gucci show was yet another of the livestreams I managed to catch online. The day looks and pantsuits were somewhat androgynous, perhaps a gesturing of the Feminist Movement of the seventies (I was happy that I hit the nail right on the head when Giannini commented that this collection is “a contemporary female dandy”). The evening looks, on the other hand, comprised sheer organza and chiffon dresses with oversized chiffon flower details, which sort of reminded me a little of Valentino. In short, the women’s RTW Fall/Winter 2011 collection was a balance between hard and soft; masculine (for day) and feminine (for night); the feminist and the femme fatale.

For the House of Gucci, tis’ the season of reissues and exotic skins. All the bags that came down the Fall/Winter 2011 runway was structured, and either in python, ostrich, crocodile, and lizard in various striking colours. For the handbag collection, Giannini revisits the Gucci archives, and revives the Jackie-O and the Bardot, both of which were first introduced in the 1970s (and again in line with the feminist movement that seems to be the theme this season). Re-introduced and renamed as the New Jackie (with a long detachable shoulder strap) and the New Bardot (no surprises for guessing who this bag was first named after) which makes its debut this season with a spur closure in a semi-oval shape, is similar to Gucci’s “Piccola”.

The Verdict: I’m not a fan of structured bags, but I do like the new Bardot in all its exotic-skinned glory!

Images courtesy of Gucci