|20 November 1914- 29 November 1992|
|Emilio Pucci Spring/Summer 2012|
Haute Gypsies boys and girls heat Emilio Pucci Spring Summer 2012 by Creative Director Peter Dundas takes the Pucci Girl into a darker latin atmosphere.
Emilio Pucci's sportswear designs and prints inspired by Op art, psychedelia, and medieval heraldic banners earned him a reputation that extended far beyond the circles of high society.
Pucci once described his loving attitude to colour “I rediscovered colour and created a symphony of combinations. Flowers of all colours grow together in harmony in the fields and almost any one combination looks beautiful.” Although Pucci designed mainly uniforms of art his influence in the fashion world did not go unnoticed. I believe it is safe for me to say that Pucci started a mass revolution that is still in the midst. This can be seen today just from entering high street stores such Topshop, River Island, Awear etc. Pucci still manages to rave with world from beyond the grave. His designs were seen influencing the raving 60’s with designers such as Biba, Ossie Clarke, Pierre Cardin and many more showing glimpses of Pucci’s art in their designs. This cheerful decade changed the fashion embassy introducing bright, colourful extravagant garments which with their colours reflecting emotions and moods of human beings around the world. The 60’s being a decade of constant revolution it seems only right that the garments worn in this era reflect the significant changes that stirred the planet. This radical shake up changed the future of fashion. It is in my opinion that Pucci influenced this plethora of possibilities , indivisibly linked to all the various influences in other areas of people’s lives. Young people with a power and culture that was all their own, now at an age to speak out, were a force to be reckoned with and had a powerful impact on the fashion industry.This mind frame still exists in the modern day society. Could this be why designers like Pucci are ever more successful even today? The answer in my opinion is yes! Without fashion, the bright colours, the creative edge the world today would be a dull and gloomy unweeded garden. Thanks to designers like Pucci we are forever more swinging and vibrant. This Spring may be a dull and wet one but there is a light beaming from every high street store. The 60’s/70’s is back. Let’s embrace the reflection of the beaming eras we missed out on.