A real flower power movement was unleashed at Gucci.
Striking a romantic chord, Frida Giannini embraced floral prints, making it clear that the flower theme is by now ingrained in Gucci's DNA. Floral patterns adorned collared shirts, equestrian-inspired leggings and two-piece suits and outerwear. There was even a floral print drawstring jumpsuit that strolled the catwalk.
The color scheme was dominated by shades of pink but toned down by military green with a touch of yellow - fusing a gritty sense of masculinity in this more flamboyant segment of the collection.
Leather played a key role, with stiff jackets, cropped pea-coats and boxy tops - a reoccurring trend for spring summer 2014 collections across the board.
Yellow short sleeved tops, chunky mesh sweaters and front-latch boy scout-ish rucksacks served as the link between this collection and mountainous landscapes. In contrast, the sun set when a more sensual array of formal wear made its way down the runway.
Silky suits paired with printed scarves showed the designer's talent for accentuating the male silhouette. Dark floral brocade-like patterns printed on light-violet two-piece suits gave the collection an almost baroque touch, while deconstructed formal wear bearing mini-polka dots infused this collection with the type of freshness that makes you want to just take a bite.
- Sofia Celeste