For Frida Giannini’s penultimate collection for Gucci, the designer looked to a boyish glamour synonymous with a certain swath of the seventies: lean, tailored suiting in tweed, herringbone, and geometric jacquard, sharp and smart wool mélange blazers, and trousers coming cuffed and low-waisted or long and oversize, and all paired with tricolor python or leather pointed toe brogues, both heeled and flat.
Nordic-print knitwear in mohair, merino, and alpaca was dressed up by sparkling crystal embroideries that more brazenly sluiced around the worn patches on tight distressed denim like a topographic map. A cropped Persian lamb vest with inlay workings of geometric embroidery had distinctly retro-minded appeal (the type of thing you picture Anita Pallenberg snapping up in a souk), and true to form, the outerwear was fit for a seventies dream girl: military-inflected felted wool peacoats and rust-colored suede, a patchwork fox jacket that could have fallen straight off the Rolling Stones’ European tour bus, while a woven goat number in brick red and black seemed meant for professed Pallenberg disciple Kate Moss (Kate Moss for 'Jackie' Collection by GUCCI), who sat front row at Gucci’s spring show and who once received a fair amount of heat for a vintage monkey fur of a similar heft. An achingly soft apricot-colored cinched-waist shearling coat with long blush-colored Mongolian lamb trim was feminine without being fussy: as subtle a statement coat as you could hope for, and the kind you dream of welcoming next autumn in.
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