Tuesday, 24 June 2008
The Runway Sniper #13
Gucci Spring Summer 2009 Menswear
Frida Giannini's idea of the Gucci man is getting younger. In this new collection for Spring Summer 2009, she wanted luxury and youth co-existing seamlessly together:-P So she sent her Gucci boys down the runway in luxury resort inspired styles that is infused with exuberant acid colours and sensory overload of tropical inspired motifs. Imagine sipping curaçao, dancing to the psychedelia induced tunes of MGMT while partying away with beautiful people in Ibiza. This is what I get when I saw the collection.
Lots of things coming together, sometimes too overwhelming. But somehow I get excited by it. I love the energy in the clothes. It makes you feel you are on holiday and holidays are always a happy thing to enjoy. These flamboyant playboys strutting down the Gucci runway are clad in wildly decorated floral skinny pants/jackets, coloured croc lined heels and paired with bags that could come in the full spectrum of the rainbow hues. Love that Hawaiian inspired canvas tote with turquoise coloured leather handles or the huge travel style tote bag in shocking pink trim.
Although there are lots of hits as well as misses (some bags and clothing do look tacky!), and a lot of people question the creativity of the collection, I find most of the clothes very wearable and appealing. The vibrant colours and the lush feel of the looks more than made up for the basic designs in the pieces. It's luxury in excess! Like they say, when you have it, flaunt it. This is definitely a collection to fulfill the desires of the exhibitionist minded.
I am already eyeing on the bags, shoes, belts and the spectacular waist-dyed jeans. I see my shopping list getting longer and longer.:-)
(For pictures of the full collection and reviews by the experts, go to www.men.style.com)