Patrizia Pepe previews Fall & Winter Collection
A journey through London’s neighbourhoods and its highly stylish, trendy and creative environments. The most vibrant looks ofthe season, distinct yet complementary, inspired by a love for music and the New Wave rhythms of the English capital. For sensual, daring and irreverent femininity. Iridescent and transparent effects form the background to the Dance Studio theme, evoking the Royal Ballet as a metaphor for the gentle, yet feisty spirit of the contemporary woman. Pure shades wrap the delicate, impalpable interseasonal garments, which are embellished with pleats, see-through meshes and rock-style logos. The unstructured, asymmetrical and cut-out jacket is overlaid on a maxi white shirt for a contemporary and non-conformist look.
A punk-chic elegance emerges from the legendary ’90s, celebrating the brand’s DNA and its bold, unconventional style. Shades of Black Rebel, Glam Lips, Optical White and Guitar Red catch the eye. Satin dresses and tailored suits define Patrizia Pepe’s City Ska ‘new look’. The celebration of the brand’s stylistic hallmarks continues with a return to floral motifs on hyper-light créponné and jacquardwoven with lurex. Patrizia Pepe’s signature looks, crafted from stretch fabrics and a perfect fit, include the suit illuminated by metal eyelets and the clubbing dress with prominent shoulders, wraparound draping and a hyper-sexy vertical slit. Contamination between masculine and feminine pervades the Tomboy theme, alternating David Bowie-style shiny acid greensatin suits with portrait prints reinterpreted with a graphic twist as the season’s Rock Icon element. The pinstripe trench coat becomes a metropolitan uniform, characterized by large lapels, shoulder patches and a waist belt with a Fly metal buckle.
In the streets of Shoreditch, the metropolitan nomad starts to draw on Brick Lane’s street art and the hipster vibrations of the EastEnd, alternating utility and sensuality. The result is a new ‘military style’ that rethinks ‘urban contemporary’ with practical shapesand natural shades. Among vintage markets and trendy bars, the ‘officer’ wardrobe shifts towards the passion of Absinth Yellow, Black and Denim.In the Sensual Shoreditch theme, rigid silhouettes give way to versatile denim workwear jumpsuits and flowing satin dresses with soft pleats.
The “Gentle Rebel” journey ends with the sporting atmosphere of Stratford, the symbolic district of West Ham football club. Dynamic silhouettes and athletic details, with a focus on urban mobility, are characterized by extra-comfortable technical materials ranging from nylon to super-stretch Lycra with contrasting colours. The oversized trench coat has a vibrant Orange Alert shade that enhances the large, enveloping design, adapting to the fast pace of the day and the glamour of the evening.
The accessories explore every possible shape and material combination. The bucket bag with a drawstring and rigid clutch bag are lit up with shiny laminated tassels. The iconic Sleepy Fly combines powder shades with punk interpretations featuring large metal sail rings. The multi-coloured lettering explodes on the surface to create a new graphic code, while the sport-style buckles are covered with coloured and logoed fabrics. Inspired by the world of gyms, the technical fabric pouch bag and shoulder bag are decorated with striking metal elements, large zips and neon pullers.
Contrasts also characterize the shoes, such as the pleated sandals with a ‘dancer’ look, boots with pointed toes and chunky heels, biker boots with branded lug soles and a soft, feminine design with new geometric heels. Contemporary sneakers, the emblem of the Patrizia Pepe woman’s streetwear style, reveal new designs boasting neon touches, all-over logos and technical finishes.
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