Spring 2011 RTW Review
The Spring 2011 Ready to Wear line was an undeniable success. Celebrities flaunted the brightly colored silks at red-carpet premieres non-stop. Frida encapsulated the essential Gucci woman with this line by combining all the various aspects involved. There was an almost Indian/Bollywood inspiration* from the opening pieces with their striking colors of burnt orange, royal purple, Sirulian blue and kelly green, all with a touch of gold accents. There was also that element of trailblazer in the collection with some of the numbers looking more like a chic Indian vacationer adorned in a khaki lapel jacket. The blouse in this number is especially appealing with its distressed shreds of material and hanging tassels. The high-gloss Ruby red lips add to the sophistication of the look. The distressed shredded look continues onto the darker looks in the collection. A personal favorite is modeled on Daphne Groenveld, the slouchy pockets applied the slim black trousers look cool and city chic just as much as they do Indian or Moroccan. Viewers can definitely note the foreign influence in all the pieces, heavily in the accessories.
*[Giannini cited a recent trip to Morocco as the start of the Spring line’s creation]