Autumn-Winter 2011/12 – Frida Giannini created a brilliant attribute to the romance of the seventies era in a glamorous collection. Chic to the core, the cropped wool peacoats coats and long military jackets exhibited the impeccable tailoring Gucci is renowned for. The palette was rich with peacock blue, deep burgundy and petrol green. Patterns were present with black and white chiffons incorporating prints of dots or checks. The presence of so many fabrics culminated in a beautiful concoction of grey wool office wear, fine wool flared trousers, thin leather day dresses and shaggy sheepskin lining; an AW favourite. Notwithstanding the use of fur on nearly every outfit: thick scarves and fur shrugs were omnipresent. Green suede shirt dresses and snakeskin pencil skirts were often paired with platform leather knee-high boots. A micro-trend so current right now was the belted coats, they’re everywhere this season. The chiffon gowns that cascaded down the catwalk at the end showed how beautiful the Gucci girl can be. Smothered in petals of contrasting colours, a romantic veneer was as strong as ever.