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Milan Fashion Week: ongoing Gucci reinvention kicks off day one

Drapers’ attention has now turned to the Italian fashion capital as the new look Gucci opens the spring 16 edition of #MFW.

Gucci spring 16

Gucci spring 16

As Gucci’s new creative director Alessandro Michele settles into his role, his total reinvention of the brand continues at a pace, giving it a whole new lease of life. Sticking with the vintage thrift store-styling outlined in his womenswear debut last season, the retro romanticism meets girly Granny was once again the central theme – and one that is already influencing the rest of the industry (how many frills and flouncy dresses did we see in the London collections?)

Gucci spring 16

Gucci spring 16

Long full skirts and demure sleeves kept lacy dresses elegant, although sheer fabrics and thigh splits added a racier, sexier feeling to some. Frilled blouses were once again finished with pussy bow collars or neck ties. Clashing prints, geometric patterns, brocades, embroideries and embellishments all added to the mix and match look, creating a quirky, over-the-top layered look of bits and pieces pieced together.

New for spring was a dressier, sparkling section of sequined pieces and metallic fabrics. There was a shiny green wide-lapelled trouser suit and several sequined dresses, often featuring trompe l’oeil bows, ruffles, frills and belts as decoration – expect to see these all over the high street.

Gucci spring 16

Gucci spring 16

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