Giannini is the amazing brain behind the accessories line and women’s ready to wear collection. Her experience clearly shows off in her work today. To add on to all the existing laurels, Frida Giannini’s first menswear designs for Gucci took off successfully too. Now, the Gucci woman and the Gucci man look as if they might actually have something in common. Giannini credited skinny striped pants, leather jackets and shirts in rich, bright colours such as purple and turquoise to Peter Sellers 1960s image.
The tailoring had the spiffy, body-conscious style of mod laced with rock ‘n’ roll in its four-buttoned fitted jackets and chalk stripes; while a jacket exquisitely worked in a patchwork of the leather pattern was for a very rich hippie – who would also tote the flat waning-moon shaped bags in python or intricately tooled leather. The must-have items were the accessories: tote and shoulder bags, a new brogue and moccasin boots fringed at the ankle. Giannini has an eye for what’s hot and she gave no hint that this was her first stab at designing for men