Frida Giannini checked off a lot of current trends with her Resort collection. She had the acid brights: Yellow shorts were paired with a blush-colored python motorcycle jacket and a trompe l'oeil dress combined that same shade of chartreuse with nude and black. She had the mixed, clashing prints: A black and white tropical-pattern top came tucked into purple and white paisley drawstring pants. And she did her own take on nautical, with red, white, and black (rather than navy) separates.
The show notes explained that Giannini looked to photos from Gucci's archives dating to the fifties and sixties, but she treaded lightly. Her Fall show, for example, felt much more strongly influenced by the seventies than these clothes did by her new decades of reference. In fact, it doesn't get much more modern than Giannini's relaxed take on the cocktail suit, with its white jacket, gold T-shirt, and silky black drawstring pants. The evening pieces were the most compelling here. A long white and black dress with a gold-dipped bloom at the neckline was another standout.