What does a dangerous woman look like in Gucci? For fall,
Giannini took advantage of her femme fatale and converted her into the dark, guarded,
and sexual assassin. The introduction of the first model wearing an appliqué ensemble
– paired with mesh leggings, leather gloves, and booties – provided a
mysterious, but in a certain way, sensual mood. The use of rounded shoulders on
most jackets gave that special touch the “dangerous woman” would port.
I was intrigued by the fact Gianni focused on new concepts
for the brand – in a very Gucci manner. She’s become so strong in what she does
that when describing something in this collection I can’t help but use the term
Gucci to reference to what I’m saying.
Gianni was feeling for dark bolder colors – a decision I
thought was perfectly made. This time, she decided to shift around her beloved
70s era, and move into a more constrained (not really) 40s theme. Suits
reminded me of those Dior was famous for – narrowing of the waist and wider
hips. Dresses – such as a cyan colored one in a bateau neckline – kept the
consistency of the element. There were not copies of Dior, for Giannini made
sure her designs appeared more explicit than usual.
Python – applied on suits, dresses, and skirts – heated up
the catwalk in a very sexual behavior. A shiny python, peplum skirtsuit deeply
sliced in mesh was hands down one of the best suits for a woman.
Interpretations of houndstooth in glittery shades and colors
provided a unique element to the collection. The form in which she layered one suit
with a metallic python turtleneck reminded me of aspects a dangerous woman must
have – thick skin to fulfill her needs.
As stated, several silhouettes resembling that of the late 40s may have seemed too covered for the Gucci woman; maybe because they weren’t as
body fitted. Well, Gianni shut me up when evening dresses were introduced.
Dresses were beyond dangerous; so Gucci I would state. The
use of mesh in these looks – detailed in patterns with sequins, feathers, and
silk fringe – were striking beautiful. Silk was superbly shiny and screamed
By the way, if you ever want to go for an innovative jumpsuit, look no further – Gucci has one for you.