Pucci AW16: On Piste and Apres Ski

The first outfits Emilio Pucci ever designed were for the Reed College skiing team competing in the early 1940s. Just a few years later, glamorous snaps of Pucci’s friends wearing his designs on the icy slopes of Zermatt, Switzerland, found their way into Harper’s Bazaar and subsequently into the wardrobes of many socialites and high flyers of the epoque – the designer was himself a scion of an aristocratic family whose heritage can be traced back to the 13th century. For his second collection for the brand, designer Massimo Giorgetti returned to this early legacy.
Alpine activewear found its way into this beautiful collection via multicoloured jumpers with extra long sleeves (warming icy hands), skin tight body suits and printed puffer coats. Oversized woollen coats look like they could cocoon you against the most bristling of storms, a favourite being the one made of iridescent yellow and white weave.Painted mountain scenes, from rock summits to snowy parcours, are combined with Pucci’s unmistakable prints in sky blues, reds, purple and brunt orange.
There is ample choice for apres ski too. Printed silks shirts with patch pockets, worn with matching skirts, are perfect for lounging by a warming fire and Pucci logo’ed sweaters, shirt dresses and pointed boots will do well at those raucous chalet parties.
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