Take something simple and turn it into something magical fierce. That’s the motto of Gucci, and possibly an amazing bumper sticker and/or t-shirt slogan. Simple item in question: the pant.
Spring/Summer 2014 collections have been full of short skirts and dresses, but not too heavily focused on the pant. And really, who can argue. It’s spring and summer…the time of year when you kick off your pants, shave your legs, and strut your gams down the street. It’s the time of the leg, rightfully so. Who wants to wear heavy pants when it’s 100 degrees outside?
Well, perhaps Gucci. And perhaps you too when you see the inventive and flowing pants that walked the runway of Milan Fashion Week, kicking off the week with a bang! A pant-legged bang!
Pleated chiffon took its place in several of the SS collections, but not yet in a pant. See here Gucci’s pick up of a trend and twisting it to a new dimension: the pleated chiffon harem pant suit. Inventive yes. Breezy and gorgeous? Double yes.
I think the reason Gucci is so fun is because they are never boring. Even something as basic as a pair of black pants is spun to a new look that’s edgy, a little strange, and a whole lot of exciting.
For the modern athlete, and perhaps your average disco fan, feast your eyes on these variations of a pant suit that closely resembles a track suit. Bold, even in black, these very urban looks would work for a day of fabulous shopping, but seem made for a night out on the town.
Shimmery metallics also found a home at Gucci. I really love the bronze tones of the left and center. I also am super excited to see fringe focused at this show (also seen at NYFW by Rodarte and Altuzarra) in the form of fringed leather bags. This is a classic interpretation of fringe but when worn with a flashy metallic green track suit, who would dare to call you predictable?
Perhaps my favorite though are these wide-leg looks. I love the purple beading. To me, these chiffon jumpsuits have a perfect Purple Rain motif that would very aptly find their place in a nightclub. Honestly, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen chiffon appear so masculine as in these jumpsuits. Prince would be very proud of you Gucci!
In every imaginable variation, Gucci darkly plays with the disco in a spring collection that’s daring to even the boldest women.
So, what do you say? Are you strong enough to wear the pants in this relationship? Gucci sure hopes you are!
All photos credited to Vogue.