Today’s round-up includes Gucci and Fausto Puglisi.
GUCCI MFW FALL/WINTER 2014
Gucci resurfaced a few themes ingrained in their heritage this season. A nod to the 1960’s was decidedly evident as was rich colour blocking and lashing of opulent textures in the form of leather, reptile skins, fur and super-soft shearling. Thick-framed glasses in matching colour ways and python ankle boots added a certain grooviness to proceedings whilst outerwear smartened up the look with double-breasted pea coats and trenches belted tightly.
The sixties look was a little more London than Milan – a nod to Gucci’s more casual archives. A must-have for next season will surely be the knee-high, pastel hued python boots, seen later in the collection teamed with A-line evening shifts with bejeweled bib collars. Super-soft Napa leather was another focal point, used on cute dresses with matching fabric panels, in beautiful taupe cigarette pants and as a bib front on a sugary pink asymmetric-fastening coat. Frida Giannini commented that this season was all about precise clean lines, of which she succeeded, but of course with that iconic Gucci twist.
By: Sarah-Leigh Wade-Bunting
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FAUSTO PUGLISI MFW FALL/WINTER 2014
Although he’s still considered one of the newer designers to take part in Milan Fashion Week that didn’t mean for a second that people weren’t just as eager (if not more so) to witness what Fausto Puglisi had up his sleeve for his latest collection. And deliver he did, with a bevy of separates sporting dramatic geometric lines that divided up kaleidoscope swirls of lavender, red, powder blue, yellow, sea green and black making sure the eye had plenty of different places to focus on throughout the entirety of his collection.
Silhouettes were overly dramatized like with his playful skater skirts belted at the waist and oversized outerwear, while mixed media sweaters and soft chiffon pleated mid-length skirts brought a relaxed and wearable feel throughout the eye-catching and memorable collection. Even simple mini-dresses and crewneck sweaters (most donning a print of the statue of liberty) were turned out thanks to precise color-blocking making them simultaneously staple and statement pieces. Extraordinarily fun and not for the faint of heart, Puglisi’s Fall collection screamed for attention in all the right ways.
By: Jillian Magenheim
Jillian Magenheim is a writer, editor and a digital media/PR consultant for multiple fashion and beauty brands. You can follow her thoughts on twitter @Magenhaz