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Of all the fashion brands, Gucci has always
been one to stay away from colour. Models have always worn sexy dark pieces and
if colour does have to be involved it is usually in the form of dusky shades.
But not this season. On the first day of Milan Fashion Week Spring Summer
shows, Gucci models burst onto the catwalk dressed in colour from head to toe. Fuchsia
pinks, royal blues, neon greens and glowing oranges all paired with bright
jewelled earrings and oversised statement necklaces. Each piece was influenced
by the Seventies, with bell bottomed trousers, wide sleeveded tunics, maxi
dresses and bright swirling patterns all featuring heavily. There was a flash
of snake print as we saw at both London and New York fashion weeks. The shapes were kept quite minimalist but
ruffles and billowing sleeves added texture to each look. Cage style sandals and
oversized patent leather bags, also in a rainbow of colours, accessorised each
look. A great way to open the week!
Elsewhere, Alberta Ferretti displayed a
beautiful collection of intricately created designs. A sea of blues and greens was
unleashed and the models resembled mermaids with flowing chiffon fabrics hung
off their shoulders. We also spotted lace detail and jewelled necklaces that resembled
works of art. The second half of the show was much more minimalist, colours
were kept to cream and black and ruffles were added on to shoulders and bags. A
softer feel from the designer compared to the bold Gucci show.
As day two kicks off, fashionistas and
celebs will arrive from London and Milan Fashion Week will start to get into
full swing. Showing today are Prada, Maxmara and Emporio Armani who are all
expected to put on a good show.