Usually, a winter wardrobe
is best constructed with cosy, minimalist basics—think black knits, neutral trenches
and a collection of tailored pants—but thanks to a year starved of colourful fits (tie-dye loungewear
doesn’t count, sorry), it would seem the style set are committed to turning a new leaf, and instead, injecting a retro print into the mix.
The Pucci print, introduced by Italian designer Emilio Pucci
in the ’60s, naturally, has become the fashion elite’s most unexpected must-have piece this season. The “prince of prints” and his namesake label became quickly defined by the abstract shapes and kaleidoscopic colours that appeared across his silk designs. It might have been synonymous with swimwear
and summer dresses once upon a time, but the print has found new means of styling in the form of long-sleeve button-ups and cropped pants, which are sure to add the fun back into your sartorial rotation come the chilly weather.
Perhaps its revival isn’t so surprising considering both Bella Hadid
and Harry Styles have endorsed the need to hit rewind on our go-to pieces of late, often turning to once loved styles of decades past (welcome back, corduroy pants
). Fashion Week also subscribed to the vintage feel, seeing Raf Simons, Paloma Wool and Dries Van Noten add their own interpretation of the playful pattern, and much like the marble print
we’ve seen surge last year, this iteration is as bold as it is groovy.