Tuesday, 25 March 2008

The Material Boy #47

Gucci Menswear Spring Summer 2008

Just got back from the Gucci Fashion Show. A combined Spring Summer 2008 presentation for both menswear and womenswear. It was a glamourous event, held in the National Museum, with quite a good turn out from all the fashionistas and fashionistos all over Singapore. It was packed:-) and the canapes and champagne was good:-P

Although the models were not as good as last year's show, the menswear was a stunning collection which left a very good impression on me. Why do I say the models were not as good this time round...a few reasons. Firstly, some girls looked scared and uncomfortable while walking, could be they are worried of tripping. One almost did. I see her ankles twisting. The heels were so thin, high and hence not stable. Second, some of the guy models looked too buffed to pull off the look, while another look just like your everyday teenager, not glamourous enough. Thirdly, the show was a bit non-cohesive. Almost nearing the end, evening gowns were mixed with cocktail dresses which feels messy in the sequence. However, having said that, the show was still something to look out for and I will not miss it for the world:-) I enjoyed it just as much. Looking forward to next season!

A few looks for the mens left a good impression on me, especially the black polo with studs lining the collar and a huge 'G' on the chest area. It glistens under the spotlights and was both rock star chic and evening glamour. Have to check it out over the weekend. Think that piece was brought into the Singapore stores. Another was the very beautiful black and brown biker jacket. When I saw it on the runway photos, it was not impressive. But seen it in real, you can see the knitted back design. Gorgeous and ingenious! There were also a studded grey tee and a nice stripe polo that stood out from the collection. I also adore a studded black belt with sliver trim. The more I look at it, the more I want to buy it.

So this weekend will be a trip to Gucci to find out what has arrived in store from the runway looks.

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