Designer Emilio Pucci dubbed the “King of Prints”, started his career as a member of the Italian Olympic ski team. He rose to fashion fame after clothing manufacturers took notice of the outfit he wore on the slopes for the Harper´s Bazaar photo, which were his own designs. He´s known for bright colors, swirling patterns in brilliant hues and outlined in black, based on Medieval Italian banners, Op Art, and funky psychedelia, matched with inventive use of fabric.
Now, whether you´re buying a new or vintage Pucci print, the look speaks of wealth, sophistication, fun, and retro-elegance that will never go out of style. Here are four things to remember in order to look stylish in classic pucci print.
1. Start with a Pucci scarf or a men´s necktie
Emilio Pucci Scarf Butterfly
If you´re still starting to invest on pucci prints, start with a scarf or a men´s necktie that can be used around the neck or as a flirty belt. The Pucci print encapsulates that springtime flair. Act like you´re a lady who´s in the know.
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2. Pucci-print tops or skirts teamed with white
Pucci-print tops and skirts are perfect to partner with white separates. Most versions have strong doses of white outlining and repeating in and around the twisted color shapes. Pair with bleach white blazers, Palazzo pants, classic white jeans, or simple white T-shirts to add sporty edge.
3.Match your separate to the colors of the print
Pucci Turquoise Blue Printed Top
This is a tried and true rule in styling a printed separate. If it´s your top that´s printed, take one color from the print to be the color of your skirt or pants. Take yet another color for your accessory or settle for neutrals such as a white bag or black shoes.
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4. Go for the real deal
Emilio Pucci Light Motifs
Be careful of cheap imitations, those who know, know! Invest in the real deal for maximum fashion impact. Make it your go-to item whenever it´s time to rock an elegant and sophisticated print.
Are you a fan of Pucci print? Would you be willing to invest on a real Pucci creation?