'Grunge Glamour' was the name Frida Giannini chose for her latest offerings at Gucci but unfortunately there wasn't much of either to really cling onto in the collection. What Giannini did do well, though, was a transition away from her usual tough aesthetic to something a lot more sensual and romantic but in a subdued way.
Inspired by poets like Oscar Wilde, the collection was all about decadence which transpired on the stamped velvet blazers that dominated the collection on jackets but also on travel bags that had pockets of alligator skin on the corners. Florals really worked on trouser suit. The dark palette made the print wearable and helped it steer away from being too feminine.
While the brocade and the tapestry inspired velvet pieces were interesting, the collection didn't feel like a huge development from last season or anything worth getting particularly excited about.