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.