EMILIO PUCCI Pre Fall2015 Collection flashing with newness, popping with color and tamed with practicality, Peter Dundas presents a modern urban wardrobe for the Pucci girl.This is a collection rooted in contrasts. Extreme lengths either very, very long or very, very short set the new, definitive mood. Color flares up and extinguishes just as fast. Oversized sporty pieces create mammoth-like structure while diaphanous dresses are as light as a feather. The whole collection radiates with freshness and ease.
Pattern, a Pucci signature, comes out to play in new ways this season. Flaming thunderbolts, plucked straight from David Bowie, zig zag their way across suede patchwork or silk crepe long sleeve dresses. Swirling prints are newly configured on dresses with sexy stitched-up lace seams or wave-like hems trimmed in colored lace. Stripe, shot with lurex, are thrown in a freely on knits or decadent paillette-crusted dresses and suiting.
Tailored separates, freely mixed and matched, are the core of this collection’s effortless vibe. Getting dressed is no hassle thanks to the perfect straight leg pants, cozy knit sweater, the tube dress, velvet shorts and a sharp shouldered jacket. The ankle-grazing skirt, slim through the hips, is a key new silhouette paired with a slim turtleneck or a cropped mink peacoat in bold black and white stripes.
Outerwear makes a statement. Oversized, structured coats add a contrasting layer to light, baby-doll lace dresses. A curly lambswool coat is a wool pile of pink, a structured bubblegum pink wool coat is trimmed with a beaver collar.
By day, the fabrics are unfussy, yet impeccably crafted. Supple, heavy-duty wools mix with richly colored suedes, cotton knits and silks. At night, the drama rises. Jet black embroidery creates a crunchy, 3-D canvas of beads and crystals on a short evening dress. A new paillette technique, using microscope sequins, carpets dresses, leggings and striped suiting in a sleek, all-over sheen. Over the knee boots act like leggings, allowing for a sexy flash of skin. The bootie, meanwhile, adds a rock n’roll edge to long, ankle grazing or short dresses.