Monday 20 February 2017

Clever couture: Gucci from catwalk to high street

Published 30/04/2010 | 05:00

Printed dress, €40
and fringed shoe,
€100.50, both at River
Island
Printed dress, €40 and fringed shoe, €100.50, both at River Island

Tribal and ethnic influences abound this season. We're not talking about drifty, hippie style; it's far sharper and edgier than that. Marc Jacobs combined his African print dresses with metallic bags while Givenchy used Arabic influences in sombre tones to create graphic patterns.

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As for Gucci, there's no better label to give something as traditional as Ikat prints a super sexy edge. Sky-high, biker inspired heels and body-gripping silhouettes with cut-out detailing instantly energise the glamour. It makes a refreshing change to the perennial floral print.

This geometric print shift dress with beaded cap sleeves is perfect with these towering heels. Their platform sole and intricately woven detailing have a native Indian appeal and look seriously high fashion.

Irish Independent

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