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Miuccia Prada’s idea of intellectual “decluttering” can be seen in her Spring 2017 collection for Prada. While it had the fun flair of mixing prints, colors and embellishments, the merchandise didn’t serve up a sensory visual overload—and this is applicable to the brand’s aptly quirky accessories. Envelope bags and clutches had a wide range, from oversized styles in mixed media patchwork to medium-sized handy pieces in solid colors that come with metallic hardware. Marabou trimmings and some fur, 3D florals and studs also added a sassy (yet sparingly used) touch to basics like stoles and sandals. Other key accessories for spring include large sunglasses with dark tints, retro-style two-colored belts and lightweight medallion necklaces with colorful, chunky chains.
The Emilio Pucci collection reflects creative director Massimo Giorgetti’s idea of living in the present and embracing the future, as he modernized the bright colors that Pucci was known for, while also simultaneously bringing a fresh perspective to its signature prints. For Spring 2017, Giorgetti deconstructed these patterns, as seen in supersized labyrinth designs, abstract zebra prints and graphic squiggles. This credo was also applied to accessories, featuring variations of boots and sandals, as well as iterations of tasseled handbags.
Fausto Puglisi’s Spring 2017 was not just a runway show but also had a theatrical element as well. Ostentatious dressing was evident in this collection, as the apparel was complete with a mix of colors, patterns and prints, some with color block designs, heavy hardware embellishments and leather appliques. Gilded necklaces with huge cross pendants or gold medallions were the focal point for many of the looks.