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ucci’s men’s Spring Summer
collection fizzes with the kind of
bright popping tones that are best
accessorized with a clear Mediterranean sky
and a super yacht - and if your luck’s really in,
a supermodel. Channel your inner-George
Clooney seems to be the message from the
catwalk, though actually on reflection the
mood seems to be more Jude Law’s Dickie
Greenleaf from the stylish thriller The
Talented Mr. Ripley. The key to this look is
getting the right air of casual roll at the bottom
of your pant leg for that ‘oh, it just fell that
way’ look. The trousers themselves are slim
cut and strongly stated in bold tones of electric
blue, tangerine, apple green and mustard,
created in jersey cotton, silk and suede. Shirts
too clearly sport their luxe credentials but in
the understated manner of excellent fabrics
and tailoring. That’s not to say Gucci has
opted for sober and retiring - it is Gucci after
all. Scene stealing floral prints were much in
evidence as were classic broad stripes.
Pullovers continued with the theme of
effortless chic, but the punctuation to the
look, whether it is day casual or evening three-
piece suit, is the ageless Gucci loafer. The
design classic has been going strong for 60
years now and Gucci shamelessly celebrated
the landmark by putting the shoe centre stage
on the catwalk. The moccasins with the iconic
clamp are the backdrop to this season’s entire
look so don’t even think of stating your style
credentials if you still don’t own a pair.
Complete your private jet to boardroom vibe
with a few pieces of Gucci’s highly desirable
accessories. The label’s weekend bags in
crocodile and canvas instantly rocketed up
Simply Abu Dhabi’s ‘want list’ as did the
leather briefcases. We’re in no doubt we’ll be
spotting them everywhere from Saadiyat
Island to Sardinia this summer.