The Emilio Pucci spring/summer 2017 collection just irradiated Milan Fashion Week with rays of fanciful neon colors, overwhelming us with well-served color-blocking motifs, Sixties-inspired silhouettes and hypnotic geometric designs that nostalgically celebrate Emilio Pucci’s legacy.
For his Emilio Pucci spring/summer 2017 ready-to-wear collection, Italian fashion designer Massimo Giorgetti played with both monochrome patterns and with the so-called signature ‘Pucci prints’, the abstract, whimsical and intricate motifs of which not only express movement and a sense of dynamism, but also shaped the Italian fashion industry during the Sixties and Seventies.
Giorgetti seemed to be willing to be anchored to the familiar and signature Pucci patterns, while at the same time focusing on something completely new, which we won’t likely see elsewhere.
Aside from the collection’s abstract patterns, which Giorgetti tactically unveiled in the middle of the runway show, the Emilio Pucci line-up treats us to both floor-length, almost waist-less frocks, and to geometric super-short hems, which inevitably remind us of Pucci’s desire to liberate women, allowing them freer movements thanks to miniskirts and less constricted shapes. Emilio Pucci’s signature stretch fabric is seen throughout this collection too, as Giorgetti utilized it to create sinuous, wrinkle-free bodycons, cardigans and poplin dresses.
As for the overall patterns and silhouettes the collection features, we may divide it into three main sections. The first part is all about neon colors, with contrasting accessories completing the outfits and creating appealing color-blocking motifs that are almost addictive to watch. Here the main protagonist, in terms of silhouettes, is a sort of modern-time revisited wrapped dress, translated to its more goddess-like style thanks to Giorgetti’s skillful approach to see-through, lace fabrics.
Form-fitting, yet extremely cozy hybrids give us then new perspectives on jumpsuits, as Massimo Giorgetti managed to create something completely unique out of athleisure-inspired long-sleeved t-shirts and revisited harem pants. Such contemporary jumpsuits welcome us to the Emilio Pucci spring 2017 collection’s second part, which we may fairly state is standard Pucci.
Op-inspired prints and abstract designs cover here everything from mini shirt-dresses to asymmetrical evening gowns, at times even blending in sort of Pop Art-inspired zebra patters. Here Giorgetti eschewed rigidness, heavily textured fabrics, as well as the presence of too many accessories, as the prints alone give enough uniqueness and dynamicity to this line-up’s busy second part.
Weightless is the third and last section of the collection, wherein the Sixties meet the Nineties. Here, the silhouettes of the first and second parts blend in together, creating pieces that could easily transition from day to night.
Moreover, Massimo Giorgetti had fun with contemporary statement pieces and more jocose abstract patterns, focusing on either rounded, scalloped lines, or geometric, color-blocking patterns. Crop-tops got thus alternated with shirt-dresses, billowy trench coats and polished cardigans, creating an appealing contrast especially with the many elongating, vertical frocks in neon yellow.
The collection’s finale pieces naturally drew the collection to a close with glittery goddess-like dresses, acting as next summer’s most memorable evening proposals.
Here the collection inevitably drew our attention to the accessory line, as it was basically impossible to not notice the dream array of sandals, ankle boots and fringed clutches Giorgetti decided to treat us to.
Photos courtesy of Vogue