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Monday, March 24, 2008

Gucci F/W '08

Seen in Milan this coming season is Gucci's Fall/Winter collection with a different twist. We're seeing a more 'rock chick' look this coming season - as puts it - Friday Giannini is 'staging a raid on the Russian/Cossack/folklore department of the hippie wardrobe-the kind of printy, shaggy, peasanty things London groupies picked up at Portobello market in the early seventies, but scrubbed up to match today's luxury values, of course.' Definitely nowhere near what they used to make.

Take for example the new "Babushka" carpet bags, they're definitely exceptional pieces - not forgetting the detailed handwork in the flying leather fringes on the hobo shoulder bags..

And the signature monogram coated canvas which is a hit right now. Some appear to have leather fringes hanging from their signature pieces, lots of studded details as well as heart-shaped ornaments which completes the look.

Looking unusually different this Fall/Winter is their evening collection - studded metal clutches with chains as a shoulder strap (really reminds me of what you'd find in the 'Cleopatra' days).

And that completes the review of next season's Gucci - with ranking the collection as one of Giannini's most confident so far. Definitely for those with an acquired taste.

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