Gucci's "Intellectual" "Exotic" "Tribe" Mentality

Frida Giannini, Gucci's creative director, described the Spring collection as being for "modern amazons; an intellectual tribe of exotic women, seen through an urban lens." What this translates to, apparently, is "tribal" detailing, equestrian styles, and lots of color.

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The amount of handwork on these evening pieces was truly over-the-top.


The women of this "exotic, urban tribe" are apparently quite high-concept.


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And girded for battle! Although these trousers are a gorgeous take on the shape.


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And either not interested in walking or rather too interested in the upcoming Mr. Popper's Penguins.


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The inticate work, paired with rich jewel-tones, was at times really spectacular.


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This is one Bird of Paradise more suited to captivity than the real world.


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This is gorgeous...


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...but it's the back view that makes it!


[Images via AP]

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