Esquire in Milan - Gucci

Milan fashion week is in full swing, and Esquire's fashion team are currently on the case, tracking down the best trends from the shows.

Frida Giannini, Gucci's creative director, celebrates her fifth year at the helm this year, and the AW '11 is one of her best yet.

Marrying Gucci's trademark glamour - as made famous by Tom Ford during his stint at the top - with something a little more refined (and perhaps a little more recession appropriate) - Giannini's latest collection makes a deep nod to late 70s style.

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Sleek suits, both single and double breasted (though we were particularly taken with the latter), come teamed with skinny ties and slim fit shirts in muted, matching shades. Tans, plums, ochres and mauves were everywhere, with opulent fabrics equally  present - from shearling and suede found in the form of oversized fluffy coats and aviator jackets, to snakeskin and fur, found in other, well, coats and jackets. It was all very Mick Jagger.

So, the adaptable trend? We've been saying it for a while, but matching tones is where to go. The tan suit/tan shirt/tan tie combination is not for the faint of heart, but a must for those eager to make their mark next winter - so you've got some time to build up the courage.

www.gucci.com

Words by Teo van den Broeke

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By Teo van den Broeke

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