Gucci Spring 2013 RTW

Launch Slideshow

SHOW: Gucci, Spring 2013

THEME: The iconic photographs of Richard Avedon and Gian Paolo Barbieri

ACCESSORIES: Choker necklaces, statement jeweled earrings, patent leather ankle-strap sandals, cage sandals, booties, oversized sunglasses, shoulder bags

OVERALL TAKEAWAY: After Gucci’s dramatically dark-hued Fall 2012 collection, Frida Giannini switched things up for Spring with a more upbeat aesthetic full of vibrant colors and exotic prints.

The bright and lavish color palette ranged from varying electric blue shades to a stinging citrus yellow, coral and luxe snakeskin.

Complementing the bold hues and psychedelic prints, styles had a similar upbeat late-sixties/early-seventies vibe, from pant suits with large ruffles, funky bell-shaped sleeves, cocoon-esque minidress and a wide array of silky printed tunics over pants.

Nighttime looks were all black and white for an added dramatic intrigue, with bead and gem details and playful ruffles embellishing the sleek, modern column silhouettes.

FRONT ROW: Anna Dello Russo, Carine Roitfeld, Livia Firth, Charlotte Casiraghi