Last season, Gucci told a tale of opulence and dark romance with a collection that was done almost entirely in rich noir. At today’s Spring 2013 show though, things took a slightly more upbeat route, as hot pinks, sunny yellows, sea foam greens, and various shades of blue invaded the runway. Anja Rubik opened the show in a bright pink belted tunic and tailored trouser look, that was followed by a string of dresses done in elongated silhouettes, and tuxedo shorts. The designer’s focus however, was kept to the neckline and the sleeves, where billowing ruffles and voluminous bell sleeves added a flirtatious feel. Models Joan Smalls, Kati Nescher, Alana Zimmer, Toni Garrn, and Jacquelyn Jablonski were also spotted on the runway this season, along with the occasional pop of luxe exotic skins and oversize fishnet details.
Alberta Ferretti kept things light and ethereal for Spring, choosing to infuse her romantic evening gowns and sheer overlays with underwater hues and plenty of lace. Models Julia Nobis, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Kinga Rajzak, and Daria Strokous channeled elegant mermaids as they floated down the runway in periwinkle blue peekaboo lace dresses, embellished off-white shifts, and shimmering silk shorts. Fringe, coral-like beading, and gauzy peplums also added a couture feel to the ultra-feminine collection. Expect to see these stunning evening looks all over the red carpet next Spring.