Gucci Resort 2011

Frida Giannin is possibly one of fashion's best creative designers. She understands what women want and need, and combines these to create amazing collections. Her Resort collection for 2011 is no exception. Frida explores the utility look hugely, dipping into safari, neutrals and a Gucci kick of ingenuity. Frida also explored the heritage of the Gucci brand, which originally began making leather goods and travel pieces. The collection explores what style.com call "Stylish Travel", showing an appreciation of the brands creation and giving it a modern twist. Here is my favourites from the key trends;

Animal Prints
Scarves, dresses and jumpsuits- the animal print in unavoidable. A big hint towards the safari trend that Gucci owned last season, suggesting an exotic holiday, and perhaps a celebration of Gucci's success.
Shift Dresses

Although this wasn't a huge trend, simple cuts and easy to wear pieces were really the running theme in this collection. These shift dresses could easily be dressed up or down, and so are really multi-use pieces.
Again a small trend, but a nod to super comfort. Denim is one of the most popular materials in high street fashion, and is creeping into youth aiming designers. Gucci dresses the denim shirt up in a work wear situation, and wears the jeans in style with a polo and heels. 
Signature Print

I love this print that Gucci have used. It reminds me slightly of zebra print, enforcing the safari trend, but Gucci has put their own stamp on it. For me this creates a signature print. In the collection this has been used on tops and dresses, but I can see it on scarves and accesories.
Look of the Collection
This dress is beautiful. There just isn't another word for it. Ella pulls the grecian look of it off so well, with draped material and a gold sheen tone to it. The leg slit offers an element of sexuality to this piece, but for me it just screams elegance. 



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