Gucci pre-autumn 2014 collection

The new Gucci woman - upfront and on the go.

Gucci has taken a more back-to-basics approach for pre-autumn 2014 and delivers a line up of sleek, modern daywear staples with an emphasis on volume and shape.

Gone are the embellishments of past collections and in its place you’ll find wearable looks with a masculine feel.

Sharp hues such as fuchsia, orange, ruby, brick red, bumblebee yellow, royal blue, sky, are paired with camel, tobacco, navy, black, and white.

Brush strokes accentuate playful animalier patterns that appear printed on silk and canvas or woven onto mohair knits and coats. Fur jackets mimic zebra stripes with alternating rows of goat hair and mongolian fur.

Waists are accentuated by belting full-skirted coats and slim dresses; legs are outlined with short cigarette pants in wool and silk twill; and décolletage are highlighted with gaping necklines.

Urban outerwear include vibrant toggle coats, chic fur jackets and minimalist oversized coats.

Gucci's sexy pieces, that we usually associate with the brand, have been traded in for sleek sportswear, and even its signature animal prints are more muted than usual.

Even the more feminine looks have an edgy allure: minimalist dresses have chain details or touches of black leather for a more modern look.

The deerskin cap also adds a finishing street-chic touch to the new looks.

The label has also included the Diamante pattern into its range of new handbags and the the iconic Gucci horse-bit loafer, suede platform sandals, and the new square-toe leather bootie with a chunky heel complete the new outfits.