Pucci and Fendi present Fall/Winter 2016-2017 collections in Milan



Italian fashion houses presented their Fall/Winter 2016-2017 collections during Milan Fashion Week at the end of February. Looks from Emilio Pucci and Fendi emphasized spontaneous femininity, athletic elegance and contemporary romanticism.

© Emilio Pucci

Emilio Pucci
After a trip to Capri for his first Spring/Summer 2016 collection, Massimo Giorgetti, Creative Director of the Italian house since March 2015, invites us to snow-capped peaks. In a nod to Slim Aarons’ photos of the jet set from the 50s to the 70s, the collection revisits winter wear with a series of prints that trace Alpine scenes on jacquards and fluid silk dresses. The allure of elegant athleticism plays on ample volumes, mixing generous blazers, bomber jackets and sweaters with sleek leggings and jumpsuits. Bold colors and geometric motifs connect with the heritage of the Italian label.

© Fendi

Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi imagined a collection in infinite movement for Fall/Winter 2016-2017. The leitmotif is waves everywhere, from fluid collars to soft silk flounce dresses, accentuating curves and thigh-high boots, or explored in graphic prints. Long dresses and pleated skirts underscore femininity with contemporary romanticism, fusing embroidered flowers with colors ranging from dark and deep to bright electric, accompanied by bold accessories. Fendi continues its Haute Fourrure story with airy freshness, applying multicolored motifs to fox stoles and mink coats. In a shout out to the monster charms that decorate Fendi accessories, two full-size creatures dubbed “Fendirumi” walked the runway, joining the House’s famous bag bug charms.