Bold colors it is! It is the combination of black, blue, red, white and plum that makes this particular Fausto Puglisi fall/winter 2016-2017 ready-to-wear collection for the Milan Fashion Week runway such a gem. From tiny mini dresses with plunging necklines and jersey jackets to button down shirts that appear to be the inside of a computer made human, extremely high slits on short hemmed dresses to coats of the intricate web designs, we are looking at a rather interesting combination of looks that makes the collection so very perfect for one’s everyday situations. It is most lovely to see so many plunging necklines as well, for we had noticed a trend towards high necks, rounded or turtle, in the New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week.
There is a certain vibe to the ready-to-wear line that is rather hard to put your finger on. The final few outfits, particularly the dresses, look like they belong in The Hunger Games or another film of the like. Perhaps a modernized Star Wars even? Or maybe it is what the newest science fictions princesses will be donning on.
There is just something so very specific about each piece, with a few different themes happening through the 47 different looks that we barely get enough of one particular design before moving onto the other. Extremely short skirts are counteracted by full-length dresses, A-line skirts are balanced out with colorful combination pieces, leather leggings placed just opposite to multi-tiered skirts. As a whole, the collection was quite beautiful.
Puglisi’s work has generally always been a study of contrasts, one, which is pretty apparent for the fall and winter seasons of this year as well. He reflects on his Italian origins while delving into the fascination of America, the culmination of which creates outfits worthy of a lady who knows her own style perfectly. The confidence of each stitch and seam is apparent throughout, while the brash creations with the energetic appeal truly are enough to draw fashion lovers in like moths to the light.
From the beginning, Puglisi has been known for his modern attitude when it comes to fashion, able to translate near everything to the 21st century. We have never understood just how that frisson of sexiness is added, but revel in the fact that the hottie in question is also revered by the fashion community. The statements made on that runway are fascinating, while the industry cannot help but claim Fausto Puglisi as one of its brightest stars.
Season after season, the artist proves again and again just how right critics are in viewing him as such. From the blue, red and white checked and flared skirts to the pretty plum, blue and white little dresses, there are so many designs in the Fausto Puglisi fall 2016 collection that truly appeal to our better senses. It is like being in a candy store of wonderful fashionable treats!
Photos courtesy of Vogue