Gucci: Love it or Hate It

Gucci has unveiled their Summer 2009 Collection. I think most of the avid fash-un-able readers know by now how much I love Gucci. I think Gucci has come out with some of their best work since Frida Giannini took over the menswear division. I love the whole skinny silhouette, plaid suits, the bold fur and animal prints and don't forget THE BAGS! Man, I love them bags!

But for Summer 2009 collection, I was actually expecting something more in terms of the silhouette and the materials. I was kinda disappointed that the silhouette is similar to what they had offered last season.The only change that they made this time is on the color palette. The suits are all in pastel like light blue and beige. The stripes pants are quite nice, but its definitely not something new. I’ve seen it before, somewhere. The two-tones on pants and jackets are quite similar to what Marc Jacobs did for Louis Vuitton a few seasons ago. Again, it is not new..

27 June 2008
Okay okay.. I wrote that yesterday and I had not even finished viewing the whole collection. I was a little judgmental and skeptical. Now that I have finished flipping through the slideshow (slideshow is on, I changed my mind. I think the collection is fabulous. The detailing is brilliant. I love the whole flowers appliqué (or are those painted?) on the shoes, pants and jackets. The bright-colored piping on the pants and cardie really stands out. The 80s neon colors on jackets and jeans are simply extraordinary, if I can really use that word. Heheheh.. And THE BAGS! God knows I want one for myself..badly..

So, I guess it is safe to say that my love for Gucci is still intact.

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