Milan FW S/S 2008: Gucci

I love how Frida Giannini has taken Gucci back to the 1950s, where the vision was monochromatic with splashes of golden yellow and bubblegum pink. The skirts were full, the jackets were fitted and tough, but everything was cinched in at the waist. Taking inspiration from American artists like Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, the spring summer 2008 Gucci collection took my breath away.

Prints were bold and carefully placed to emphasize the beauty in the female form, whether to emphasize the waist with a black patent leather belt, swirls and stripes to create the desired effect. Checks and plaids took over when the rougher looks came on the runway in the form of tough fitted jackets, skinny pants and loose tops. The taffeta evening gowns were sweeping and cinched at the waist with beautiful floral prints splashed across them. Such a fun and beautiful collection. Oh Gucci, how I dream of thee.