Pucci has arrived – Mini-Me Inspired Styles
What is Pucci…
Born in 1914 Emilo Pucci, is heir to one of Italy’s most patrician families. Pucci and his eponymous company are synonymous with geometric prints in a kaleidoscope of colors. His sleek designs caused a sensation and his first clothes were designed for the Reed College skiing team. Hardly surprising as he was a member of the Italian Olympic ski team. 1947 saw Pucci create a streamlined ski outfit he had designed for a female friend which was photographed by Toni Frissell who worked for Harper’s Bazaar. Following this Pucci designed ski wear for an European Winter Fashion which ran in 1948 winter edition of Bazaar.
Pucci set up his atelier in the family’s grand palazzo in the heart of Florence. Working closely with expert fabric manufacturers in Italy to pioneer revolutionary stretch fabrics. Pucci was driven by the desire to liberate women, granting them freedom of movement. The idea behind his designs were to captivate a new audience by using stretch silk and cotton jerseys which are weightless, unlined and wrinkle-proof for the modern wardrobe.
During the 1950’s he began developing signature prints. Geometric patterns were incorporated into the clothing, this highly original approach, crowned him “The Prince of Prints”. Drawing inspiration from the natural landscapes of the Mediterranean and the exotic locales which he travelled. Pucci achieved international recognition and received various awards from across the world. By the 1960’s the Pucci name was one of the hottest looks of the early sixties which was given greater status when celebrities such as Sophia Loren and Jackie Kennedy were spotted in Pucci. Marilyn Monroe became a huge fan it is believed that she collected Pucci items in multiples, she favoured flesh tones, leafy greens, shocking pinks and mauve’s. Marilyn is said to have been buried in the green Pucci dress pictured.
The Florentine Italian fashion designer became known for his sensual free flowing lines which followed the natural curves of the body. The idea of effortlessly elegant clothing which could take women from day to evening. After Emilo Pucci’s death in 1992, his daughter Laudomia Pucci, continued to design under the Pucci name. Pucci clothes and accessories are sold throughout boutiques and high end department stores. The fashion house is renowned for producing ready-to-wear clothes and accessories.
Made in Italy…
When fashion wears the art, during the restoration of the Baptistery of Florence in Piazza Dummo the scaffolding was covered in a giant scarf .
‘Monumental Pucci’ is inspired by the Battistero scarf from the archives of Emilio Pucci. Designed by the Marquise Emilio Pucci in 1957, the print interprets an aerial view of Piazza San Giovanni, in the brilliant colours of Mediterranean landscapes: vibrant lemon yellow, orange, fuchsia and the emblematic Emilio pink.
This promoted and revived the “Made in Italy” in an order for one economy to help the other and vice versa and promote art and fashion.
2017 saw the Palazzo Pucci unveil its first children’s collection, as part of the Italian trade show Pitti Bimbo. This superb collection is a fantastic new addition to the Designer Childrenswear family and were privileged to be a stockist. The Spring / Summer 2018 collection comprises everyday wardrobe, urban sports and a selection of shoes and accessories. The “mini-me” pieces are inspired from the women’s lines of the Florentine house. The collection was established for the faithful clients who had been asking for a children’s collection for a long time.
“With this new collection, we are catering to young girls; from birth to 14-years-of age, and we hope to accompany them in every moment of their life: special occasions, at the beach and with our casual sportswear…,” explained Laudomia Pucci, image director of Emilio Pucci, and the daughter of the brand’s founder, Emilio Pucci.
We are thrilled to have the very special Emilio Pucci at Designer Childrenswear – this exquisite collection has stunning prints and iconic designs to melt hearts and is already a favourite of Kylie, Katy Perry and Rita Ora. Beyonce in particular is a huge fan of the brand, spot her in a unique outfit on stage and its probably Pucci. The global superstar kicked off her fifth concert tour of the Mrs Carter Show in outfits designed by some of the world’s top fashion houses, Pucci created five of the iconic outfits. The stunning designs are mirrored from the initial design sketches to the finished item.
Over the years Pucci has has its fair share of amazing creative directors including Peter Dundas and Massimo Giorgetti who have been part of labels including MSGM, Roberto Cavalli. At present Pucci have drafted former Balenciaga designer Josephus Thimister who is acting as a consultant on Emilio Pucci’s spring 2018 collection.
“She liked the Pucci girl look and vibe of the last show, but we made unique couture versions to make it extra special and also to suit her needs as a dancer,” Emilio Pucci creative director Peter Dundas — who remixed looks from his collection for the singer — told Vogue.
So if your blown away by the unique history and celebrity following of Pucci then this could be the collection for you. The iconic print has been created and the children’s collection carries the same features and is inspired by the women’s catwalk collection. These are loved worldwide for those melting patterns and psychedelic textures. Whether it’s a signature printed style or a single rich toned design, there’s nothing like this label’s exotic flavour for uplifting her spirits and igniting her imagination.
The junior collection offers the same signature colour palettes and geometric patterns which caters for young girls from birth to 14 years. Featuring dresses, separates, shoes and accessories. This high end luxury brand will turn heads and is the ultimate in fashion for girls.