Gucci has just announced they will work on a second equestrian collection with Charlotte Casiraghi. Creative Director Frida Giannini will design the highly technical clothing and accessories for the collection personally. For those of you that circulate in the equestrian world you might want to declare your interest early. Word in the barns has us thinking horsebits at dawn!
For the collection you can expect to see classic Gucci colours mixed with heritage accents like the rosette icon from the Gucci archives which was originally used in the 1980s as a broach for the Fédération Équestre Internationale when Gucci was a sponsor. All of the textiles chosen for the line have been selected carefully to not only look chic but perform as they should for a seasoned athlete such as Charlotte Casiraghi.
“Charlotte and her passion for show jumping bring the spirit of Gucci to life so elegantly. Our collaboration on the design of this new wardrobe was once again guided by the need for items to be both technically correct and stylish. The creativity and research behind this new wardrobe are a testament to the Gucci legacy of tradition and innovation,” said Giannini.
Charlotte Casiraghi commented, “I loved riding in the collection that Frida designed for me last year and I love this new wardrobe even more. It’s the best of sport and style.”
Charlotte Casiraghi will be wearing her new Gucci riding wardrobe throughout the 2011 Global Champions Tour with upcoming stops in Estoril, Chantilly, Valkenswaard, Rio de Janeiro, and Abu Dhabi.