Gucci Catwalk Fashion Show Milan SS2012
According to WWD Gucci’s new collection was inspired by a gentlemen’s club. “But a very relaxed one with a sporty attitude,” creative director Frida Giannini told WWD backstage before the show.
The inspiration was visible in the checked (hounds tooth, Prince of Wales and Glen plaid checks) suits, the classic cardigans and the bow ties. It was also in the absence of socks and ties, which you wouldn’t necessarily miss if Giannini hadn’t said anything.
Like the boys at Calvin Klein and Bikkembergs The guys from Gucci’s club are sporty types too, we could tell by the leather trim on a red coat and the large pockets on some of the shorter jackets. Yet unlike many other menswear brands we saw this week Giannini didn’t go with the loose, relaxed silhouette. Her designs stayed classic and tailored; probably just how the English gentleman likes it.