WATCH Gucci's Spring Summer 2013 Show LIVE From Milan Fashion Week!

19 September 2012 by

This season's Gucci show was all about minimalist shapes with an exotic edge. From shirt-jackets and high-neck blouses, to mini dresses with a cocoon shape or super-long tapered dresses, they came in a colour palette of sharp azalea, citrus yellow and electric blue. Bell sleeves gave volume to cocktail dresses and prints a touch of the Orient, with sea anemone and Japanese wallpaper for pajama-style outfits. The snake-style pattern was printed on tunics and pants using fibres from Japanese paper, or in exotic silk lamè jacquard-like python. There were flashes of skin through artful cutouts and patent accessories for a playful fetish vibe.

Then came the evening segment of black and white organza mixed with embroidered tulle. Kimono style tiers on the sleeves redefined the column dress, transforming into a dreamlike sculpture. 'These are portraits of aristocratic women,' explained Creative Director Frida Giannini. 'Evoking a strong allure with a clean, precise, defined aesthetic. The inspiration started with Richard Avedon and Gian Paolo Barbieri’s historic photographs of their female icons.'

See our favourite looks in the gallery above and to watch the full show, click play on the video below…


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