Emilio Pucci encapsulates a chic nonchalance with bold and colorful Pre-Fall collection

Fun and funky, the Emilio Pucci Pre-Fall 2018 collection paid homage to Pop Art particularly Andy Warhol and his muse, Edie Sedgwick.

Emilio Pucci challenged heavy fabrics with bright colors to bring a feeling of lightness. Pucci offered attention-grabbing leggings that were paired with color-blocking sweaters and scarfs for a bolder effect. Colors popped and patterns clashed, yet it was a balanced effervescence. Tailoring had pride of place, glamorized and dashing.

The Pucci treatment came in the form of contrasting lace piping running all along the sleeves and on the pants’ sides. Outerwear was also given a jolt of cheerfulness; a duvet quilted coat was printed on the front in bright shades of turquoise, blue, and green, while its back and sleeves were black thanks to a huge fox collar that was so extensive it was almost a capelet. Its urban practicality was turned upside down by a quirky pair of cropped pants with a hugely ruffled hem.

In keeping with Pucci tradition, eccentric touches abounded with a mauve Prince of Wales blazer was paired with a chiffon blouse and straight, cropped pants printed with a leopard motif. An evening pajama palazzo in luscious emerald green velvet, graced with a floral motif inspired by Botticelli’s famous painting La Primavera, one of the treasures exhibited at Florence’s Uffizi Museum.