February 23, 2012

Gucci and Alberta Ferretti shows, a demonstration of sobriety and style

First day at Milan Fashion Week was inaugurated by Gucci, with a sober collection that combines masculine elements with elegant details, outfits that never seem to go out of fashion.

The collection reaveals a strong women who doesn’t need to show any skin to feel sexy. Her sexuality and power actually come from her attitude. She chooses simple cuts, almost masculine, mainly black, but this doesn’t make her less beautifull. Dresses over the knee, touches of velvet, embroidered veil blouses paired with leather pants and coats, boots below the knee, with cigarette pants, floral prints, embroidered velvet, all mixed in correctly, with no exaggeration. The collection inspired me so much power that I almost feel Gucci woman could easily live without a man in her life.

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Alberta Ferretti’s collection is less sober than the one seen at Gucci. Although black is dominant, the few outfits in deep blue, crimson red, or white give the collection a relaxed, feminine wave. Fine veil, embroidered boat collars, fur clothes, hot thin belts, sequins and feathers, bring out a collection for a woman who dresses properly, knows her trumps and uses them, moderately. She knows what’s the effect of a transparent, embroidered blouse, loves precious materials, and combines them elegantly.

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Leather appears to be a “must” in most of the collections, and Francesco Scognamiglio’s show made no exception: leather jackets, long skirts, with a crack on the leg, or short, folded skirts. It is certainly a bit masculine, if you look at the the male, buttoned shirts, combined with cigarette pants or black and gray trenches. But you will see also many folded skirts, mini dresses, in shades of peach, and slightly oversized shoulders, which remind me of the 80’s.

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Watch here Gucci and Alberta Ferretti shows:

Photos: fashionising.com