Gucci Autumn Winter 2012
Let this be known to the world, and I want to be heard- if I could leave this earth and come back as a single garment, it would be a Gucci gown. The plunging neck lines, sheer black tulle, and generous amount of exposed skin was enough to stop my heart. My breathing was definitely effected and slowed with each new dress to descend the runway.
The movement of the translucent textures appeared as if each came with it’s own invisible fan, giving the models an esoteric and ethereal float into the audience.
Deep plum lips contrasted sharply against idealistic skin turning every model into vampiric aristocrats, each worthy to lead their own wicked coven as a mistress of the night.
Frida Giannini featured a grandiose array of dark hues in black, purple, green, blue, and dark burgundy in velvety textures inspired by 19th-century romanticism. True to the Stylenoir aesthetic, the color spectrum remained in nocturnal shades, each vestment birthed from the “fin de siecle” decadent movement.
Romantics from that century often drew influence from doomed noble characters, the nostalgic spirit felt not only in the Scarface soundtrack that haunted the room , but also in the edge of masculinity seen in the military jackets layered over full length pants and crocodile boots.
The collection yielded a dash of color in silken skirts, halter gowns, and sheer harem pants printed with pops of yellow and green flowers, although embedded in black and skillfully underplayed.
Embossed leather satchels, leather gloves, and suede peep-toe ankle boots completed each look, the design decadent in the details. My favorite accessory of the season paid homage to the spectacles of the old world with a newer 70′s flare: thick-rimmed retro round glasses, with a metal bar featured on top. Some lenses deep, others gradient like a winter sunset, all adding that cherry on top of the perfect ensemble.