DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: GUCCI PRE-FALL COLLECTION

And so it goes with the commencement of Summer, fashion designers start to reveal their Fall collections. I get particularly excited about it because the Fall season is the most fashionable to me. Here is a quick peek at what Gucci has in store for the upcoming Fall season.

Wool Double-Breasted Trenchcoat, Merino Ribbed Turtleneck Top & Wool Skinny Flare Pant
Wool Double-Breasted Trenchcoat, Merino Ribbed Turtleneck Top & Wool Skinny Flare Pant

Peacock blue! Jewel tones are still in, and I am so in love with them. I finally found the perfect magenta wool coat, and I was looking for one in turquoise. I knew it was a long shot, and I didn’t find one. The preview of this collection gives me a glimmer of hope however. There is a particular cream sweater dress I have that is in desperate need of a turquoise layer.

Triangle Print Silk Dress
Triangle Print Silk Dress

I only have one silk dress, which is regrettable since silk makes for some of the most beautiful clothes.

Viscose Jersey Belted Dress
Viscose Jersey Belted Dress

Classic red dress! I found out long ago that there is so much you can do with a red dress. So many options to color-block with accessories and outerwear.

Leaves Jacquard Wool Coat, Satin Georgette Shirt & Felted Herringbone Ankle Pant
Leaves Jacquard Wool Coat, Satin Georgette Shirt & Felted Herringbone Ankle Pant

Cropped pants! The embroidered coat has me piqued my interest. When I think of blatant floral embroidery, I think of quilts, hideous PVC sofas, and the dresses my mom used to make me wear. This is something altogether different. I am loving this with the red details.

Leaves Print Silk Cape Shirt & Black Stretch Cotton Skinny Pant
Leaves Print Silk Cape Shirt & Black Stretch Cotton Skinny Pant

A silk cape is just the most ingenious thing. I am not one for bulky sweater capes, not everything looks flattering on everyone unfortunately. A cape in a silk fabric would give you such a nice and fluid movement though. Love it, and the new “leaves” print.

Leaves Print Embroidered Silk Gown
Leaves Print Embroidered Silk Gown

Simply stated, If I was a celebrity going to an event; this is the dress I would pick.

Merino Ribbed Crewneck Top & Leather Panel Skirt
Merino Ribbed Crewneck Top & Leather Panel Skirt

The leather skirt. How elusive it is for me! I almost bought a black leather Bagatelle pencil skirt not too long ago, I ultimately decided against it as it still was not a very good fit. It is difficult to get a leather skirt tailored. I think a skirt with this silhouette would be easier to wear. I detect a bit of a Western/Bohemian vibe to this outfit.

Embroidered Leather Dress
Embroidered Leather Dress

This leather dress is embroidered with studs. Was there ever such a statement?

Double Wool Wrap Coat, Oversized Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater & Wool Flannel Skinny Flare Pant
Double Wool Wrap Coat, Oversized Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater & Wool Flannel Skinny Flare Pant

This would be too  much khaki except for the fact that the ensemble is paired with a dark contrasting shoe.

Bamboo Shopper Large Calf Hair Tote Bag, Chocolate
Bamboo Shopper Large Calf Hair Tote Bag, Chocolate

I was thinking there was going to be a Western feel to some of the pieces this year. You can’t get anymore Western themed than with this bag. I like the incorporation of the bamboo handles. Gucci also did the bamboo handles for the Spring collection bags.

Miss Bamboo Medium Python Bucket Bag, Multi
Miss Bamboo Medium Python Bucket Bag, Multi

The bucket bag+snake skin print= the it bag of the season. I am calling it, let’s see if I am right. This one goes beyond the basic with not only the bamboo handle as well, but with the addition of a removable chain strap.

Linea B Python Medium Shoulder Bag, Pink Multicolor
Linea B Python Medium Shoulder Bag, Pink Multicolor

It looks like the mini, chain strap cross-body bags are not going anywhere anytime soon. I still cannot bring myself to invest in too many, as I do not use them that often. I just carry too much stuff on a regular basis. Gucci does this snake skin print wonderfully. Personally I like snake skin print, but it is a tricky trend to do without looking tacky. This mini bag is subtle and just enough statement.

Leather And Knit Biker Jacket, Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater & Stone Washed Stretch Ripped Denim Pant
Leather And Knit Biker Jacket, Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater & Stone Washed Stretch Ripped Denim Pant

Edgy and chic, tailored leather jackets with distressed and ripped denim. This is a trend that I like with a feminine touch, such as a pair of stilettos. I am detecting there will be nuances of fringe from last Fall in other collections this year as well. Fringe details are a love em or leave em sort of thing, but I think they would compliment this particular look.

Felted Bonded Herringbone Peacoat, Wool-Mohair Embroidered Jacquard Sweater, Octagonal Jacquard Satin Embroidered Shirt, Stone Washed Stretch Ripped Denim Pant
Felted Bonded Herringbone Peacoat, Wool-Mohair Embroidered Jacquard Sweater, Octagonal Jacquard Satin Embroidered Shirt, Stone Washed Stretch Ripped Denim Pant

This look is made softer around the edges with a feminine bag and classic Jacquard sweater.

Octagonal Jacquard Wool Embroidered Coat, Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater & Wool Skinny Flare Pant
Octagonal Jacquard Wool Embroidered Coat, Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater & Wool Skinny Flare Pant

This is the perfect example of the sophisticated elegance I love about Fall fashion. The feminine cut of this one just lends even more to its classiness. I really am excited to see what is going on in footwear to compliment these pants other than the shoes shown.

Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater & Octagonal Jacquard 1960s Pant
Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater & Octagonal Jacquard 1960s Pant

I am bereft that Mad Men is officially over. One of the reasons why is because I will not get to see the fabulous costumes they get to wear. I am so in love with these pants. The entire outfit is just….everything.

Wool Octogonal Dress
Wool Octogonal Jacquard Dress

Betty Draper would wear this!

Compact Viscose Jersey Dress
Compact Viscose Jersey Dress

I am not sure that you can have too many black dresses. My husband would say that they all look too similar. This is a man’s perspective. They are all actually going to be different in some way. This one for example is a classy mock-neck that gives it just enough detail. I am not sure that you even need anything else with an outfit like this.

Viscose Stretch Knit Dress
Viscose Stretch Knit Dress

See completely different! I love the pleating!

Wool Coat, Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater & Wool Skinny Flare Pant
Wool Coat, Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater & Wool Skinny Flare Pant

Head to toe black with a contrasting cream coat just makes the most sense. I am not sure that I even have a black turtleneck sweater. This is going to be critical mass come Fall. It always happens to me that the one thing I am looking for specifically, I cannot seem to find.

What do you think of the Gucci pre-fall collection?

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