Gucci presents Men’s Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 collection
January 17, 2012: To put in the words of the creator of herself, Frida Giannini, explains the men's Autumn/Winter 2012-13 collection, “Fabrics that allude to the nineteenth century, softly oversized pieces, shirts with a dandy hint, and the nonchalance of a newly-arrived young Hollywood actor.” The collection epitomizes the softer side of man.
In terms of silhouettes, warm layers overlap, like the bud of a flower. Coats have oversized lines and peacoats have Prussian details, back-belts and metallic buttons. Double-breasted blazers will suit an aesthete, while jackets have boxy lines to promenade this season’s new style - short, free of volume, in botanical prints of roses and iris created exclusively for Gucci. Shades are dramatic and intense featuring dark nuances to decadent red and peacock green. Tapered equestrian inspired trousers with pleats are worn with riding boots and collarless shirts. Golden stripes run down the sides of the trousers and outerwear features military detailing.
In eveningwear, the tuxedo features a hedonistic black-out. Dinner jackets and trousers are in black velvet, impalpable and liquid. Trenches and blazers are made in laser cut ponyskin.
In accessories, tall, equestrian-style boots are laced up with zippers on the back and are made in varied materials from calfskin to crocodile. Slippers are in velvet or patent with micro horsebit buckles for evening. Travel bags are made in floral jacquard velvet or with designs from antique maps. The briefcase, on the other hand, are made in crocodile with a handle in horn.