Yeap, Genny is back and she’s looking ravishing!
Some of you may remember this iconic fashion label from the 80′s, the period in which it assumed a leading role both in the national (Italy) and international fashion industries, as well as, being globally recognized for its rather strong design elements and high quality bespoke tailored garments.
After having passed through the hands of Gianni Versace, amongst several other top Italian and international fashion designers and after a long ‘pause’ of exactly 10 years, Genny made its comeback and yesterday it presented its Spring-Summer Collection 2012 during the Milan Women Fashion Week, under the art direction of Gabriele Colangelo.
To be honest, yesterday was my first close encounter with the brand ever.
My impression from what I saw on the runway is a collection characterized by its sobriety, distinct sophistication and minimalism.
I absolutely enjoyed the drapey, asymmetric feel of the open back dresses, the thin, feathery fringes coming out from the skirts and tops and the rather apparent golden zippers running vertically on some of the garments. I loved every single accessory the models carried; the thick leather belts with (again) the golden zipper detail, the Cleopatra-style chokers were fierce and so were the thick, animal hair cuff bracelets.
The notes of color in the collection: camel, royal blue and white, plus, add to that a tribal, geometric print which gave the collection a subtle African-ethnic feel to it.
Unfortunately, the only apparatus I had with me was my iPhone so as you can imagine the photos of the actual runway are of oh, such poor quality! (see sample below)….but I managed to fix that (I was not gonna give up that easily!) by chasing the models down to the ‘outdoor backstage’ with a stunning view of Milan’s Duomo and that’s where I was able to get some great outfit shots!
Models on the catwalk (poor quality pics, sorry)
Me following the models to the backstage
Model with the reflection of the Duomo on the glass window
The Genny model Trio
zipper belt and thin, feathery fringe details
open backs with leather straps and drapey details
the maxi suede shoulder bag
Model in a white jumpsuit
view from the venue
Genny outfits from behind