A marbled arena set the decadent scene for Emilio Pucci’s homage to Oriental style as he showcased an ethereal line of wispy fairy-white shifts, flimsy vest-tops with sheer flowing trousers and streamlined jackets embellished with florals. One-shouldered dresses that came in two parts, comprising a floral-covered tunic top and sheer fabric falling away into a long skirt, jersey jackets in vivid lilac and silken mint-green jersey dresses were all adorned with versions of decorative Japonica motifs, from tigers and Japanese lettering to exotic snakes and flowers. One of the stars of the show, in my opinion, was a transparent olive green maxi dress sprayed with emerald sparkle embellishment. The overwhelming presence of sheer fabric was contrasted by tough, opaque khaki jackets and shirt dresses and separates which at first glance looked like snakeskin but on closer inspection was made up of patches of patterns in olive green, silvery white and chocolate brown. A silky black kaftan and little lacy shorts and a pencil skirt with corsetry detailing hugging the hips completed Pucci’s seductive, sultry and sexy vision for his new season woman.
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