Text: Sophia Karagianni
GUCCI: Sexy and Elegant
“The Gucci woman seduces with her dangerous femininity. She is steely yet sexy – defining her discipline with femme fatale vices”. This is how Frida Giannini described the Gucci Woman for Fall/Winter 2013 in the show notes. Indeed, demure and lady-like elegance was combined with toughness and a fetish feeling, inspired from the 1960s British Pop artist Allen Jones. There is no doubt that the shiny black total python looks were the strongest part of the collection. The 40s lines dresses and skirts made also their appearance, while the ‘back-in-black’ color was reigned in the show. The collection consisted of leather skin silk sheaths, fitted pencil-skirt suits, oversized masculine jackets and rounded-shoulder dresses. The end of the show was highlighted by silk cocktail gowns and jumpsuits embroidered with lilac, turquoise and pink feathers, sequins, paillettes, and silk fringes.
ALBERTA FERETTI: Clean and Simple
Getting back to her base silhouettes, Alberta Feretti created an Edwardian influenced and monochromatic collection for Fall/Winter 2013. Her designs combined the romance and strength perfectly. Black and white looks in clear and simple lines opened the show. It was all about precision and quality. Ruffled little skirts and white embroidered dresses with a black ribbon around the waist, followed by dark navy coats and skirts suits. Luxurious wool plaids and velvets high-collared coats, short and maxi dresses and fitted blazers made their appearance on Ferretti’s catwalk and provided a varied wardrobe for the season. Yellows, purples and reds added a modern youth into the looks. Most of the outfits were decorated with sequins, embroidery and ruffles.