A RUSSIAN AUTUMN












With autumn and winter fast approaching I have re-discovered Gucci's fall 2008 collection: it is Frida Giannini's attempt to turn Russian folklore into a commercial success. She has drawn her inspiration from epic traditional Russian costumes, military Cossack warrior outfits and gypsy accessories adding her own contemporary Gucci touch. The entire show consists of statement looks which can easily be separated and added to any wardrobe. This has resulted in her strongest collection so far: the clothes are slightly aggressive yet highly feminine and discreetly provocative. The looks reveal a degree of sophistication, elegance and artistry. Luxurious details are abundant from embroidery, trimmings, leather fringes, tapestry bags, fur coats, richly patterned dresses, brocades, gold heart necklaces and bracelets etc. Gypsy, boho, rock chick, Russian folklore ... whatever you want to call it, I'm in love ...

9 comments:

Lisa said...

love all of this.

It's also very nostaligic as I'm 100% Ukrainian...

I've worn those blouses since I was a baby!

thanks for the beautiful post.

July Stars said...

Lisa: Wow, you're a very lucky girl ... some of the traditional Ukrainian costumes are stunning! I love all the Russian inspired clothes that are available at the moment.

rebeca's said...

I buy these shoes in a shoe store so called villalonga here in valladolid. I hope that it serves you! Your blog is marvellous

July Stars said...

Rebecca: Hey, thank you for the info ... it's a shame those shoes are not available in the UK, they're gorgeous! Un besito desde Londres

Alice (ou Al) said...

suis mega fan du style russe et j ai deja dans ma garde robe la toque en fourrure prete a sortir cette hiver !!!! J'attends trop que l 'hiver arrive j adore cette saison!

July Stars said...

Alice: Je reve d'une chemise ample, comme la premiere sur les photos. J'adore. T'as de la chance parceque ce style s'adapte super bien aux hivers newyorkais!

Alice (ou Al) said...

mais qui te dit qu je serai encore a NY cet hive???.....scoop en preparation...

July Stars said...

Alice: Ah bon, goodbye NYC?????

sa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.