Back to black: Gucci predicts a dark winter at Milan Fashion Week

While brights have dominated the catwalk for the few seasons, Gucci bucked the trend at Milan Fashion Week today.

Featuring mostly blacks and opulent shades of deep greens, navy blues and burgundy – designer Frida Giannini delivered a muted show.

But what the collection lacked in colour, it certainly made up for in texture – and Oscar-worthy gowns.

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Women's fashion week in Milan

 A model walks the runway at the Gucci show

Natasha Poly

Gucci's extravagant runway show featured gowns fit for the Oscars during day one of Milan Fashion Week

Models wore dramatic evening dresses in crushed velvet, feathers and chiffon.

Last winter's Seventies-inspired collection made the cover of over a hundred magazines.

So it's no wonder the Italian label chose not to stray too much in influence.




Deep greens were virtually the only colour present on the catwalk of mostly blacks and blues



But what the show lacked in colour, it made up for in texture…with these stunning featured creations

Although a black leather cape added a modern twist – sure to be a hit with fans.

Despite the financial crisis in Italy, it seemed Gucci has weathered the storm well.

Sales of Italian fashion are forecast to
be down 5.2 percent in 2012 from 5.5 percent growth last year, according
to the National Chamber of Italian Fashion.

Natasha Poly



Black leather and wool capes added a modern and vampish twist

Joan Smalls

Despite the current economy, Gucci appears to be weathering the storm