Austere yet seductive femininity. Pure graphics and ulterior motives. The wardrobe of a siren dressed to kill. For Prefall 2013, the Gucci woman exudes discipline and proves there is more than what meets the eye. “This is a contemporary femme fatale who relishes in her own dark mood. Armed with an invulnerable aesthetic, she has an elusive sensuality – like the protagonist in a game of pursuit,” said Creative Director Frida Giannini.
Bound at the waist by a square belt buckle. Tied by a bow on patent stilettos. Guarded by outerwear and gloves. Faster than the blink of an eye.
Sculpted shapes embracing the body. Couture effects. Accentuated waistlines with darts, peplum cuts, belting, and buckles. The introduction of skirts for a strong statement. Kimono sleeves. Outlining the hips, Fifties-inspired small jackets reinvented with round constructed necklines. Above the knee, the little black dress with the sweetheart neckline undergoes a reinterpretation thanks to jacquard workings recalling snake skin. Thick leather belts defining a fluid yet never languid dress. Fitted coats fastened by ribbon-belts like robe-manteaux and oversized styles from a masculine undercurrent. Worn with pointed-toe heels, the new pant is a cuffed cigarette shape that goes to the ankle. Wickedly luxurious tailleur designs. In a nuanced palette of muted greens, ruby and brick red, turquoise, mauve, grey and black.
Layers revealing eye-catching details. Coats in crepe wool silk, mélange, and natté wool. Innovative lace jacquard and exclusive flannel with distinctive plaid patterns. Perforated wool over silk georgette for an open-back dress. The jaguar print deviously works its way into the collection across pony skin, mink, and even a silk chiffon dress. Also in chiffon, dual-tone check patterns for late summer dresses or silk twill pantsuits and tops. Hints of lingerie underneath fur capes or the alpaca cache-coeur. Supple leather or ostrich for a pencil-skirt suit. Black patent with a dark crackle effect.
The alluring facets of noir: lace evoking flowers, macramé embroideries, woven sequins, point d’esprit, tulle and net. A high waist and lines that drop below the knee. Veiled necklines and transparent effects. Bijoux cuffs inspired by gemstones.
Clever and charming style where timeless classics meet today’s cityscape. True to the collection’s sculpted, geometric lines, the Lady Buckle bag evokes discreet minimalism with its boxy silhouette. Meanwhile, the Bamboo Shopper takes the House’s iconic curved cane handle to new metropolitan heights. Fifties-inspired frames for sunglasses. Wide leather buckled belts. A shoe fetish of t-strap stilettos, pumps, and Mary Jane heels. To escape without leaving traces behind.