May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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LUXE BE A LADY
New York: After a 70s-inspired Spring collection featuring monochromatic ensembles in eye-popping colors, Frida Giannini toned it down for Pre-Fall. She focused on classic, ladylike items with a hint of a 40s feel, made from the most luxurious materials. Furs of a variety of types were used for sumptuous outerwear pieces or for contrast collars, and a tailored skirt suit was made from ostrich skin. Hourglass silhouettes abounded, with nearly every look having been cinched in at the waist with a wide leather belt. The best aspect of the collection was that, though the clothes were unquestionably high-end, they were also very real. The elegant pencil skirts, sheaths, and sweaters will slip easily into the Gucci customer’s wardrobe. Even the statement pieces were created in classic shapes, make them approachable and all the more desirable.–Joanna Manganaro
Silhouette: Hourglass / A-line / Rounded shoulders / Boxy
Color: Olive / Black / Brown / Cinnamon / Brick red / Cream / Sage / Teal / Dusty blue / Mauve / Heather grey / Charcoal
Key Items: Ostrich skirt suit / Ribbed sweaters / Pencil skirts / Round-shouldered shifts / Belted coats
Materials: Plush fur / Leopard / Double-faced wool suitings / Chiffon / Tweed / Taffeta / Flannel / Ostrich skin / Slick leather / Laminated crinkled leather / Marled yarns / Lace
Print + Pattern: Leopard / Plaid / Pixilated snakeskin motif
Details + Trim: Rounded shoulders / Fur collars / Self-belts / Peplums / Flounces / Accordion pleats / Veiling / Lace appliqués
Accessories + Footwear: Plastic brow wire-frame sunglasses / Jeweled chokers / Long leather gloves / Jeweled bracelets / Wide leather belts / Boxy handbags / Large clutches / T-strap pumps / Pointy-toe pumps
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