Shop the presentation of the Gucci Pre-Fall 2014 collection featuring fabulous colors, a hint of seventies glam, a touch of Italian prep.
For this Fall season, the collection represents the “Gucci essentials”, the elements of which include sharp hues (fuchsia, brick, bumblebee, azure), controlled volume, amped-up outerwear, and a masculine-feminine mix. Double-breasted coats came in a number of wonderful variations that hit just below the hips. These were thrown over straight pants and luxe sweaters in vivid matching and contrasting hues. On the more rock-’n’-roll side there were shearling biker jackets and a long-haired Mongolian number in zebra-esque black-and-white stripes. A chambray-looking shirt seemed to be woven in a leopard-print pattern.
Dress lengths were short and verging on baby doll, a silhouette that seems to be gaining traction. As for accessories, bags focused on texture—specifically a diamante leather (that dates back to the thirties, making it one of the brand’s oldest codes)—and shoes centered on the house’s signature horsebit loafer.
It’s apparent that Gucci’s signature sex appeal has been outdone by sleek sportswear this season.