• Text  Dean Mayo Davies
  • 25th June 2013

Coming up roses

There were no evening shoes, just sneakers in special-order leather throughout Frida Giannini’s SS14.

That was this dynamic collection in a nutshell, though it would be great to see someone style with classic Gucci footwear from the permanent line.

Many have aimed to combine sportswear with tailoring this season and few have succeeded as elegantly as this designer, who printed silks with spiky florals and bonded leathers to neoprene. Her backpacks with harness detail were actually tote bags with a bit of clever adjustment.

Don’t think those are trackpants though: they’re closer to jodphurs. This is the home of the horsebit loafer after all.