The iconic "Prince of Prints" we know as Emilio Pucci has never been one to shy away from making a bold statement. This season, Pucci invites the vision of designer Tomo Koizumi to collaborate in the creation of a unique 11 piece capsule collection exclusively making its debut on Net-A-Porter for a two-week preview.
Taking inspiration from Pucci's Vetrate print, Pucci and Tomo Koizumi share their palette for vibrant colour, fusing it with Tomo Koizumi's bold approach to volume and silhouette. Honouring Pucci's heritage and drawing its references back to the Vetrate print, the use of its native colours in peach, yellow and white are painted throughout the capsule, delivering a sense of softness, femininity and warmth to the entire collaboration.
Bringing the two creative universes to life and harmony, the capsule collection is nothing shy of spectacular shapes. With 11 uniquely sculpted pieces in organza, the capsule collection even makes sure to include a matching bag, organza sandal and a bold t-shirt sporting the signature organza in the sleeves. An unsuspecting marriage between the clean and pristine silhouettes of the Italian house and the unrestrained sculptures of Tomo Koizumi - this collection is one that takes nothing less than centre stage.
With a dreamy campaign look book that stages the pieces on gallery plinths, the designers go as far ahead to almost rival the idea of couture in capturing the collection as individual pieces of art and sculpture. This comes to no surprise with Tomo Koizumi having had two of his previous pieces already been exhibited in New York's infamous Met Museum, the look book showcases each piece in a gallery like fashion, paired only by beautiful photographs of models in a misty garden, presenting itself as a fantasy or a sweet dream.
A capsule collection that still remains quite subtle, tastefully marrying soft colours with bold expression, the collection will follow on from Emilio Pucci's S/S 21 vision in redefining the woman and her contemporary wardrobe.
The collection launches February 22 and is available exclusively on Net-A-Porter for a two week preview.