Gucci Menswear Spring 2011
Reveling for a second season in Gucci’s Seventies heyday, Frida Giannini conjured young jetsetters hopping between Rome and Marrakesh, an appealing concept that united urbane sophisticates with luxe bohemians. Suede shorts, embroidered cotton shirts and oversized, loose-weave sweaters evoked an extended Saharan holiday.
Sharp faux-denim suits of silk-mohair blends were accessorized with crushed silk scarves, Berber-inspired jewelry and streamlined horsebit loafers. Shoes also included a more casual loafer with an extended sole, a moccasin and a rope-sole sandal.
Leather and suede jackets came in safari and motorcycle styles, heightening the sense of wanderlust. For evening, Gucci’s equestrian icons formed patterns in silk jacquard jackets, worn with white trousers and velvet loafers. Giannini’s escapade delivered a clear message of craftsmanship, heritage and savoir-vivre. via WWD