The travel and leisure world, with its adventurous feel, is deeply rooted in the heritage of the Emilio Pucci brand. So it’s no surprise that the in-house creative team took an imaginative trip around the world for resort. As reported, former creative director Massimo Giorgetti exited the company in April and a search for a successor is ongoing.
Chinese lacquered art works inspired the red patent leather of a pretty trench lined with printed silk, while Indian atmospheres resonated in the intricate embroideries and in the wide-leg pants featuring narrow cuffs with elastic bands.
Landing in the Western world, the Pucci cruise boat docked in Miami, which served as a major source of inspiration with the range of sorbet colors giving a delicate, feminine appeal to the collection. They were mixed and matched in the new signature print, with a contemporary, graffiti-like spin. This was splashed on the maxi jersey dresses, as well as on silk pajamas. In an alternative version, the pastel hues appeared on color-blocked cotton piquet frocks, embellished with laser-cut macramé cotton inserts.
A new pattern of irregular stripes decorated the breezy seersucker caftans, while pajama suits in solid colors were crafted from jacquard silk.
A nautical inspiration was seen in the tailored jackets and pants, all punctuated with maxi buttons.
And since no trip is complete without a souvenir, the collection featured a range of pieces reproducing an Emilio Pucci archival label showing stylized images of Palazzo Vecchio in Florence and Capri’s iconic Faraglioni rock formations.
See more from the 2018 Resort Collections:
Zac Zac Posen Resort 2018: The Zac Zac Posen collection evoked the glamour of the Twenties and Thirties.
Christian Siriano Resort 2018: The takeaway was a balance of the hard-soft, volume, textural play and clean lines.
Gabriela Hearst Resort 2018: For resort, Gabriela Hearst focused on materials while playing with color in a refined way.
Cushnie et Ochs Resort 2018: Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs were inspired by the idea of a celestial goddess for resort.
Michael Kors Collection Resort 2018: Michael Kors showed a resort collection with looks suited to the all the islands he loves, from Bora Bora to Manhattan.