On a rainy day when there was nothing to be done in the garden I went to Florence to see the spring fashion. It is cold and wet, but that doesn’t matter.
Some of the recent autumn runway shows have been a bit scary. The clothes in many cases were ridiculous so it is a relief to see that by the time they get to the shops they are toned down considerably. The autumn collection is going to need a serious workover. If you don’t believe me go online and look at Gucci for the autumn/winter season.
Anyway, I took these photos from the shelter of my umbrella.
Roberto Cavalli has pretty florals for the spring.
Max Mara always has elegant, wearable clothes…and great windows. I love walking into the shop in Via Tornabuoni. It was once a bookshop, you can see some of the elegant bookshelves and there are stunning frescoes on some of the walls.
Gucci is too frilly and fussy for me.
Dolce & Gabbana is subdued this season after a gorgeous, flamboyant collection last year.
Local chain Patrizia Pepe does a good job in a much lower price range.
Miu Miu is having a retro moment.
Prada has belted leather jackets.
I think this is Valentino…I should have taken notes.
Alberta Ferretti is a favourite of mine.
I like the fun of Moschino.
Pucci looks great. The black hat is a bit of fun, but your hands would be kept busy parting the fringe so you could find your way to the beach.
Fendi has great windows.
Celine is elegant.
Handbags this season are a mixed bag…mostly small and embellished. It seems we are over large handbags.
These are from Gucci…
…and this one is from a low cost chain.
Shoes are high, flat, sometimes plastic and sometimes worn with socks…no thanks.
Here are some slippers for your Yeti from Miu Miu. They look a bit like the Cookie Monster wearing a pearl tiara.
Did you see something you like?