There is something that is quite alluring about the Emilio Pucci pre-fall 2016 collection, something, which strays from the original beauty of it all but still maintains an incredible pull. While we are used to eveningwear by the famous house, and the designs of the ever creative Italian Massimo Giorgetti are quite the opposite to what we may have expected, focusing more so on daywear, the combination seems to be working rather beautifully if this latest pre-fall line-up is of any indication.
“I really think you need to break with what’s gone before,” Giorgetti said at the company’s Milan showroom, referring to his much-debated debut runway collection for the Florentine brand last September. We are perfectly fine with things being different so long as they look and feel as the latest of the Pucci designs have been. The use of color and textures is actually quite commendable and we have certainly fallen in love with this year’s looks, whether in clothing or accessories.
From the looks of it, Giorgetti had travel in mind, featuring long coats, big bags and comfortable shoes. Feathers appear to have served as a muse, with the colors of the sky and the wind easily recreated on silken suits and jackets, with cashmere overcoats appearing here and there, complete with elongated skits, the whole Ski style effects really bringing the old and the new together in a fun mashup.
Printed parkas appear, along with bombers and down jackets, with kaleidoscopic colors really making a splash and the playfulness of the whole collection speaking to a rather youthful part of your soul. The fur is lovely, the standout coat being fox with vertical stripes that hint at Frank Stella’s linear ones.
Embroidered feathers and macramé quills are a rather interesting and very much integral part to the pre-fall collection we are looking at by Emilio Pucci for this year. They appear on everything from denim pieces to cashmere capes, the whole of the line having a bit of an integral whimsical approach to it, one pattern of which depicts a lipsticked pout by a rather merry drunken lady seen and a Barcelona jaunt.
There is an ode to the ‘70s without a doubt, but it does not take over the collection quite as clearly as it might have. The house certainly has a lot more to offer, with a very clear focus on colors and prints. We especially love the open back caped red dress grazing the ground, elongating an already tall body and looking lovely with a splatter of macramé quills.
What we really do not like is the whole mules with socks combination, especially when both are made with colorful designs and strange prints. We definitely want to get our hands on the eccentrically drawn feather print jacket that is pulled over a beige and brown textured pleated skirt, all topped off with an aqua and bone white top handle and shoulder strap combo handbag.
At the end of the day, while we are not seeing the gorgeous red carpet Emilio Pucci looks here, we can certainly appreciate the beauty of the daywear by Massimo Giorgetti and know we have some new looks to try on for the next couple of date nights.
Photos courtesy of Vogue