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Gucci opens Milan Fashion Week in style

Italian fashion giant Gucci kicked off Milan Fashion Week with an accomplished and diverse collection yesterday featuring key trend highlights for the spring 11 season.

Gucci showcased a spring 11 collection which comprised both transitional, easy-going daywear and sophisticated eveningwear, combining rustic ethnic influences and loose silouhettes with refined tailoring in sleek jewel tones.

Drop crotch hareem trousers was a key silhouette at Gucci, a trend which was noticeably absent from the London Fashion Week (LFW) catwalks. However, Gucci’s interpretation of the trend, which has been a commercial high street hit this spring, shows its popularity is set to continue into spring 11.

Fringing, a key detail seen all over the LFW catwalks also made a showing, and raffia style fabrication fringing was employed on short fringed dresses. Waists were cinched with rope or thick leather belts and ethnic influences worked well in a safari palette of tan, cream and khaki.

Surface texture underpinned the whole collection, and leather was woven into bodices with the stitching exposed, while faggoting was used to create wide broken knits.

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