Sep 18, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Milan: Playful and light, Fall at Emilio Pucci was pure Marianne Faithfull sweet bohemian, absent the darker elements of the Woodstock era and concentrating on the pastel optimism of a carefree romantic. Sheer swiss dot lace blouses with bow ties became demure when covered up by fluffy, voluminous furs in candied shades of mint or baby pink and even ruffle hem miniskirts didn’t show much skin paired with thigh-high suede boots. Stretchy long sleeved dresses were as body conscious as ever, but due to their turtlenecks and graphic mosaic prints the focus wasn’t on the tight fit. As an alternative to traditional fur jackets, swingy a-line capes looked new for Pucci, especially in an intarsia knit, while nighttime gear stuck close to house codes via strategic cutouts and risqué hemlines, some pieces complete with bib fronts more “little girl lost” than confident free spirit.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Fit-and-flare / Body conscious / Babydoll
Color: White / Silver / Baby pink / Black / Pale ice blue / Cinnamon / Gold / Mint / Crimson / Tan
Key Items: Ruffle hem miniskirts / Embellished long sleeve tops / Cropped a-line shorts / Lacy turtlenecks / Capes / Body conscious long sleeve dresses / Fluffy fur coats / Babydoll dresses / Sheer blouses
Materials: Macramé / Swiss dot lace / Intarsia knits / Printed silk / Satin / Leather / Colorful furs / Persian lamb / Sheer chiffon / Velvet
Print + Pattern: Tiger stripes / Graphic mosaic repeats / Pucci swirls / Dots / Folky peasant motifs
Details + Trim: Ruffle trim / Beaded fringe / Tassels / Fur collars / Round brass buttons / Ruffle cuffs / Cutouts / Princess necklines / Crystals / Bows / Lace embroidery / Bib fronts
Accessories + Footwear: Corset belts / Thigh-high suede boots / Ponyhair boho satchels / Fisherman caps / Pointy slipper heels
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