Maurizio Pecoraro framed his eclectic, gilded bourgeois spring collection in an effusive jungle theme, citing Elsa Martinelli and Henri Rousseau in his program notes. Animalia abounded — the show opened with a frilled, giraffe-print dress over matching cropped pant, and coursed through many species in the wild, including tigers embroidered on the chest of a brown lace shirt; parrots similarly placed on a lace bomber; cartoonish monkeys hidden in an earth-tone floral jacquard, and serpents colorfully printed on a billowing peasant dress. Fabrics and embellishments were luxuriously executed and the refined wearability of the shapes domesticated some of the wackier wildlife references.

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