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Milan Fashion Week: Gucci's Jewel-Tone '70s Vibe (With a Touch of Pimp)

Milan Fashion Week gets off to a luxe start

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What better way to start Milan Fashion Week than at Gucci. The label’s jewel-toned spring collection was adored by fashion editors around the globe (including FLARE‘s team) so expectations are high. Not that Frida Giannini can’t take the heat. And with $3 billion in sales last year, no one can fault her. For fall, Natasha Poly opened the show in an emerald green long fur jacket. A parade of jewel brights followed (teal, turquoise, berry, rust and mustard) continuing spring’s ’70s vibe—lean leather jackets, culottes, flared trousers, topped by plumed fedoras—think of a sensual pimp vibe. That makes no sense, I know, but it’s the best description. I loved a lean coat topped by a vivid fox fur bolero, and the finale of silk flower chiffon gowns. Beauty was luxe and sexy—crimped hair pulled back into ponytails and shiny burgundy lips. It was a collection that Gucci’s glossy posse of fans will adore.

Off to the Furla showroom for a look at next season’s handbags. A standout: structured rubber bags in fall hues. 

See a gallery of looks from Day 1 of Milan Fashion Week: Gucci, Alberta Ferretti and No 21