GUCCI: Dark Glamour

I don’t think I will ever again see a collection that leaves such an impression on me in my life. For their Fall/Winter 2012 Ready to Wear collection, Gucci peered into my wildest dreams and asked what I’d like to see on the runway. Feathers, tie-ups, velvet, sheer fabric, capes, a dark collection, and those amazing jacquard prints and little black vine-looking details is what they delivered. Notice how none of this looks like it’s straight out of an S&M flick? That’s couture.

I am utterly infatuated by this collection, and I think that the impression Gucci’s left will resonate throughout the fashion industry in the next coming months.

Looks a little bit like the Marchesa dress Leah Michele wore at the Golden Globes, right?  I love this look so much. Obviously the runway dress is an exxageration to what people would be wearing in real life, but this dress is just perfect.

Velvet detailing, and velvet in general is what we’ll be seeing a lot in the upcoming seasons. This tie-up blouse is bold, and the velvet gives it a nice, but not too overbearing touch. I also love the use of blacks, greens, and golds. Another thing we’ll be seeing a lot of is velvet flocking, like in the picture below.

If you didn’t like velvet or velour before, you probably might want to give it a second try.

 Just like the feather vest I made (you can see it in my last post), feathers are HUGE in the haute couture fashion industry. This Gucci collection has these forest green to black feathers in dresses, jackets, skirts- you name it, I love it.

 This outfit is really unique. I could imagine in real life the skirt would be a little more toned down with less feathers, and someone would probably be wearing a bra under a sheer shirt with some velvet or collared detailing.
 I’m loving whatever they used for the flowery/dark vine detail. Gucci, way to go.

What do you fashionistas think about this collection? I think that more toned-down and street-appropriate versions are going to make a widespread hit very soon.

CP

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About ChelseaSwag

I have recently completed my Criminology degree with a concentration in law and a minor in psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa. The past three years that I have spent away from my home in Montreal have only reconfirmed my ever-longing desire to become involved in the fashion industry in some way. Although there are a lot of fashion blogs out there, I have to first say that my own style will really resonate with the girls who are always looking to stand out- more so on a student budget. Different relatives and family members involved in the fashion industry have surrounded and shaped my love for fashion throughout my lifetime, however, none are quite so edgy as myself. I hope to enlighten the ladies that are looking to add a little extra oomph to their appearance, while also reflecting their own personal taste. But remember, swag is not only what you wear- it's a lifestyle. CP
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