All posts tagged: Italian Fashion

Gucci & Its Ever-Growing Relevance in 2017

If I could crown a fashion house for being able to embrace change, whilst still remaining relevant and true to itself, then I would happily crown Gucci as the winner. It’s increasingly become hard it seems, to take over a brand, revamp its image and receive positive appraisal. Or at least the last few years say so as many Creative Directors fail to stay longer than 3 years as sales and show response have been nothing short of mediocre. I won’t be naming any names in that category but I will say that Gucci have been going anywhere but down. Sure. The Gucci woman today is different to previous generations but somehow it just works. Sexy woman becomes eclectic geek chic because…why can’t a sexy woman be smart anyways? And dress well? Here, I’m dissecting the brand’s continuing success if you will – in snapshots of what makes Gucci so talked about and coveted, even amongst the youth; especially amongst the youth. The ‘GG’ Logo Makes For A Great Design If there is something to own by Gucci, then it is the belt. …

Love: My Favourite Cuts ✂️ from #MFW Fall RTW 2016 part 3

Emilio Pucci Known to not be a shy brand, Emilio Pucci really stepped it up a few notches this season! Last season, was a bit of a miss – lacking a boldness, something Pucci-esque that although Massimo Giorgetti looked to the archives for, failed to translate successfully. It was a bit soft, and I wished that certain aspects were elaborated on more, exaggerated to full effect. Print galore perhaps? Italian Fashion has to not be shy!  Fashion has to not be shy! And given more time to sink his head into the archives of Emilio Pucci, boy, did Massimo Giorgetti deliver! At foremost, it started with the obvious roots of Pucci – geometric print which felt like something old, but something new. It then exploded into more graphic, vivid prints, including the mountains motif which was more than appropriate – graphic danger, risqué. Not least, there was also play with silhouette and proportion, large overcoats over an otherwise lean physique, slim-fit top paired with an A-line skirt that hit just below the knee, oversized sweaters. Athleticism …

Love: My Favourite Cuts ✂️ from #MFW Fall RTW 2016 part 2

Continued from part 1 of my #MFW highlights. Jil Sander There are brands that you immediately fall in love with, and there are brands that are on a slow-burn, that you love more as time goes along. Jil Sander is the latter (or at least for me anyways). If there is something to know about Minimalism, is that it is not boring at all. With a monochrome palette, much was achieved in this collection. Shape, form, a real sensual understanding of the female body with hints of sci-fi that felt empowering and fresh. What interested me the most was the metallic textures upon a stark black which although was subtle, appeared incredible upon close-up and added a whole other dimension to the collection. The tailoring, was fabulous as always; beginning with a white double-breasted coat with strong shoulders and proportions that were just right. It then followed with some artfully draped looks such as the ‘shirt dress’ with excess fabric that wrapped around the waist gorgeously or the more, loose and effortless oversized dress. Ports 1961 …

Love: My Favourite Cuts ✂️ from #MFW Fall RTW 2016 part 1

You can always count on Milan Fashion Week for a history lesson in Fashion and Dress. What I love about the Milanese (and other fellow Italian) brands and fashion houses is that they keep tradition alive, which appears to be something so rare today in the instantaneity of Instagram and such. Sure, in Fashion, we are always re-creating looks so how can it ever be tradition? Some of these brands will make you re-think again. DSquared² I am more familiar with the Menswear side of DSquared² as opposed to the Womenswear, but great – as this presents an opportunity to know more about them overall. DSquared² to me, embodies the new era of tailoring that’s modern, sleek, but doesn’t lose out on youth, on creativity. If you ever wondered what it would be like to mash-up  Samurai, Victoriana and Military, DSquared² has the answer for you. There are collections that I have seen and thought, ‘that is the woman that I want to grow into, the woman that I want to become’, and then there is this collection that …