Gucci in Milan showcased their AW07 men’s collection in what looked like a luxury ski lodge housed somewhere in the decadent Swiss Alps, or Colorado Rockies. Featuring an elegant fireplace built into a massive chimney column in an aged gray stone – the same used on the catwalk of this Cortina d’Ampezzo meets Gstaad-inspired collection. Unlike the heave winds that swept Europe on Wednesday, no winter breeze blew through the Gucci showspace, but the clothes were all ideal for a December gale.
From the astrakhan duffle coat to the Taiga green woodsman jacket, or the club-going padded ski pants and mountaineer’s boot, these duds were made for chilly climes. Even the evening looks were made for sub-freezing temperatures – one tuxedo came in burgundy Persian lamb. “I felt winter jet set was right for today, even if the weather has not cooperated,” Giannini told FWD, referring to the snow-less winter Europe is having. Using a revamped version of a 1950s artisan’s crest, originally trademarked by Guccio Gucci, now made its way onto weekend bags, prints and accessories.