Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: From the dramatic backdrop to the romantic prints, flowers were the centerpiece of Frida Giannini Cruise/Resort collection for Gucci. The prints were a variation on a motif from the archives, called the Flora, that was first created for a scarf for Grace Kelly. Giannini made subtle tweaks and used it in a variety of ways. The print ran down the side of the collection’s first look, a short, slim sheath with a close-fitting jewel neckline. The motif also appeared on various other items and was even embroidered onto a leather jacket. The 1970s, which seems to be Giannini’s favorite decade, influenced many of the pieces. Keyhole blouses, flared pants, bias-cut midi skirts, and bohemian-inspired dresses were among the items that took cues from the era. A series of embellished shift dresses in pretty pastels closed the collection. Feminine hues that ranged from blush to burgundy complemented the romantic mood, while denim separates made it feel more relaxed. –Joanna Manganaro
Silhouette: Flared / Hourglass / Boxy / Oversized / Drop-waisted
Color: Blush / Mauve / Cinnamon / Burgundy / Olive / Oxblood / Taupe / Ecru / Denim blue / Lavender / Lemon / Mint / Peach / White / Black
Key Items: Floral printed dresses / Flared pantsuits / Shifts
Materials: Chiffon / CDC / Leather / Lightweight wool suitings / Denim / Jacquard / Suede / Snakeskin
Print + Pattern: Flora / Snakeskin
Details + Trim: Keyhole necklines / Ruffled necklines / Deep V-necks / Lace-up necklines / Poet sleeves / Jewel embellishments / Sequins
Accessories + Footwear: Aviator sunglasses / Floppy straw hats / Long Y necklaces / Skinny belts / Wide belts with gold circle closures / Small tasseled bags / Floral print shoulder bags / Gucci stripe satchel / Flat and high-heeled strappy sandals / Spiked platform sandals
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