Artistic Director Camille Miceli continues to develop her vision around a joie de vivre that spans generations. The collection “La Famiglia” is imagined as looking for moments spent together — the winter weekends, special occasions, holiday destinations, and celebrations — in addition to dressing up for every day. It’s both the embrace of frivolity and the attention to well-being. The legacy of prints that have lasted through the decades. The all-over styling that resonates outward from family to community. The feeling of being welcomed into a world of colorful possibilities.
“I love the idea that people see Pucci and feel like they belong here,” says Camille Miceli. “That’s what family is all about.”
Pucci’s ski heritage is revived with new momentum from the reworked Marmo print. A snowboard-inspired outfit in shades of aquatic blue connects winter with summer. Pa-nelled in this rhythmic motif, nylon puffers, a funnel neck vest and sport pants extend from alpine adventures to city sportswear.
Beyond the slopes, classics are given a Pucci twist. Tweed is traced with print. A double-face Mackintosh with an exaggerated, colorful collar. A ’70s-style suit pulses in vivid purple suede. Black gabardine brings balance, with wide trousers anchoring a silk cady blouse, or else worn with a jacket for a polished total look. Striped knits have emerged from the archives freshly cropped and juxtaposed with emblematic motifs. Also from archives, a tiered skirt skating outfit and boule skirt that boast hand-painted prints by founder, Emilio, in the’ 50s. There are even more statement skirts, youthfully flounced and A-line or sleekly fitted. A multitude of blouses define the silhouettes, those with balloon sleeves the most dramatic. Proposed in other House prints, caftans offer airy volume, while smacked pieces fit close to the body. Dimensional decoration appears throughout: artful embroidery and sequins, recycled multicolored fringes and bold gold accents.
The new Pucci monogram becomes an instant classic, whether on fine silk or spongy beachside jacquard. Gold leather — a lustrous trench or motocross bolero — and metallic cable-knit emerge in time for the holidays. As a crisp counterpoint, several looks are awash in white: a dress spliced with fringes; soft feminine tailoring; and sporty separates. Here, color pops up in small ornamental ways, such as buttons in leftover silk, to subtly signal the Pucci touch.
* This story by Tanja Beljanski first appeared in the December 2022 issue of L'Officiel Arabia.