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MILAN — Italian luxury label Gucci drew from its past to present an eclectic mix of looks at its womenswear show at Milan Fashion Week on Friday, paving the way for the next chapter as it awaits its new creative director.
The brand’s creative team revisited Gucci’s glamorous and colorful looks of the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s — nodding to silhouettes and creations by past designers like Tom Ford and Frida Giannini. (See the show here: GUCCI Fall Winter 2023 Women’s Collection Fashion Show Tod’s (tods.com))
Models wore pea coats as well as long oversized coats, and also appeared in parkas and cropped aviator and elongated bomber jackets. Zipped ribbed tops had leather detailing while round-collared shirts had slightly voluminous shoulders.
Dresses were belted or had draped shoulders.
Called “Italian Feeling,” the collection came in hues of brown, dark green, camel, and cream. Mr. Chiapponi ended the show with several pinstripe looks.
“The idea was to go back to sobriety, with a certain rigidity in the construction,” Mr. Chiapponi told reporters.
“In a way it’s a very masculine show. The feminine touches are the skirts, embroideries… high heels.”
PRADAFlorals bloomed on skirts, shoes, and from the ceiling at Italian designer label Prada’s Milan Fashion Week show.
Designers Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons turned wedding dresses into everyday looks, opening their autumn/winter 2023-24 catwalk presentation with a range of long and short white skirts embellished with white flowers and paired with knits. (Watch the show here: FW 2023 Womenswear