Contemporary Meets Classic at Emilio Pucci Spring/Summer 2017

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With modern graphics boldy married to feminine, elegant silhouettes, Giorgetti struck an accord between classic and contemporary, just like his predecessors before him.

For Spring/Summer 2017, Emilio Pucci’s color-blocked show invite betrayed the collection’s sunny, optimistic palette, which was plucked straight from the archives, as well as a hint as to designer Massimo Giorgetti’s surprising use of jersey (including the presentation’s festive array of booties), which he claims accelerated the “NOW” aspect of the offerings. Giorgetti’s first few seasons at the head of Pucci were spent developing his own language, but this season he dipped into the archives to find a perfect harmony between modern and heritage style. What resulted was a collection that was identifiably “Pucci” in its prints and patterns, but thoroughly current with its youthful shapes and sporty aesthetic.

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The show was divided between elegantly draped sheer dresses and graphically upholstered patterned separates, outerwear, and body suits. This allowed the Pucci shopper graceful, effortless daywear options in a bold palette of robin’s egg blue, lemon, tangerine, and lilac, as well as a flexible, athleisure-inspired “travel ready” wardrobe. In the line-up, we spotted shirtdresses with knot-front details, short body suits with wide sleeves, bisected jumpsuits, gauzy goddess gowns, sporty sleeveless sheaths, color-blocked cardigans and twinning two-pieces in abstracted squiggle prints.

Giorgetti’s first few seasons at the head of Pucci were spent developing his own language, but this season he dipped into the archives to find a perfect harmony between modern and heritage style.

Other classic Pucci patterns were updated in shapes that resembled clock gears and zebra stripes. One of the runway’s most striking features were Giorgetti’s eccentric, drooping sun hats (which left us wondering how the models could see to walk down the runway), and a few truly gorgeous fringed clutches that are destined for many editorial shoots. With modern graphics boldy married to feminine, elegant silhouettes, Giorgetti struck an accord between classic and contemporary, just like his predecessors before him.

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