In partnership with Emporio Armani
In March, together with Emporio Armani, RUSSH invited a select few of our readers to experience an in-store styling session with leading stylist Jess Pecoraro, as modelled by her sister, Roberta Pecoraro. On Wednesday 22, we gathered with RUSSH readers at the Emporio Armani store in Challis House to experience Jess Pecoraro's masterclass in styling the Emporio Armani Spring Summer 23 collection.
The afternoon started with light refreshments and champagne in the store, where guests had the chance to mingle and meet Pecoraro before heading upstairs for the styling session, which consisted of six looks across menswear and womenswear. Pecoraro began the session with a mens look. A pair of sporty, tailored trousers were paired with a simple knit top, and layered with a cotton navy-and-cream striped bomber jacket, accessorised with white sneakers and a cream cross-body bag.
Pecoraro talked guests through each look, explaining her reasoning behind each ensemble and giving guests invaluable tips on how to style something up, or back, through the Spring Summer 23 collection. There were little shorts paired with tonal tops and suede bomber jackets, jacquard palm print jackets that felt as though they could be worn across men's and womenswear, linen suits that Pecoraro demonstrated could be worn together, or as separates, and a hot pink evening gown styled with a silk jacket in the same shade, paired with fun, geometric earrings. A standout was a cornflower blue top paired with slouchy jeans and a cream, patent leather pointed flat.
“I recently came back from Milan Fashion Week and I’m feeling super inspired about the seasons ahead. This collection that we are about to see is all about the journey, and I feel like it’s come at the perfect time. It’s all about beautiful textures and shades of neutrals mixed in with bold colours.”
As each look was presented, guests were able to give feedback and ask Pecoraro for advice on alternative styling options as Roberta effortlessly moved throughout the space in the Spring Summer 23 collections.
Watch the video of the full styling session with Jess and Roberta Pecoraro, below.