Monday, 16 June 2014

GUCCI Cruise 2015 Collection

Sometimes the relentless spin of fashion doesn’t need to go as fast as a sprint at SoulCycle. Sometimes you can just luxuriate in this case quite literally in what you do best, and say to hell with the way the industry feels like it has to offer up trend after brutal trend every sixteen seconds. Such was the case with Frida Giannini’s GUCCI resort collection, which was as Roman as the Fontana di Trevi, and coolly and effortlessly imbued with all the classic Guccisms that started to be mythologized around the year (1970) that Ron Galella snapped Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis going about her daily business on the streets of Manhattan toting one of the house's leather hobo bags.

 During my stay in Cannes one week ago, I took this picture of the
GUCCI store at La Croisette

LoL, Andrea 

That era of lean cabans lined with etched gilt buttons, matelot pants dusting the floor, faded denim at the epicenter of a glamorously radical counterculture was the vibe here, and by revisiting it through the prism of GUCCI, Giannini captured the mood that’s currently in the air: a sense of elevated style and the realism of the street making for a perfect match. Certainly, those great pants, cut from a glovelike leather or roughed-up denim, made a strong case for finally ditching anything that cleaves to the legs. Giannini put these with the likes of a butterfly tee and leather bandanna (just one of the great accessories: see also the gilded snaffle slippers, the heavy-duty silver horsebit bracelet) or a silk crepe shirt strewn with blooms, an update on the iconic Flora print by Toronto artist Kris Knight, who will have a solo show with Spinello Projects during Art Basel Miami Beach in December. He and Giannini went further back in time than the Gucci archives for this reimagined Flora, thinking about pagan Rome. Regardless of the period they were inspired by, when used for a pale green shirtdress with a detachable denim collar, or yet more of those wide trousers, it looked totally now.

Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories  

Photos: Courtesy of GUCCI
GUCCI stills, Cannes La Croisette: Courtesy of ANDREA JANKE


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'Flower Power by Giambattista Valli Cruise 2015' 

"What can I say? I’m feeling very ‘peace and love,’ ” Giambattista Valli said by phone on Thursday morning from his Paris atelier, hard at work on both his couture collection and his recently announced ready-to-wear line for spring 2015, Giamba.

1 comment:

fashion-meets-art said...

was für eine schöne kollektion! genau mein ding :-)
alles liebe
Maren Anita


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