The new winter collection takes Patrizia Pepe women into a metaphorical lunar dimension, poised between past and future where anything can happen: emotions emerge in a new light and with a new sense, revealing how form, material and colour can combine with sophisticated results.
The tenets of tradition and classic elegance inspire a truly modern, complete and versatile collection of clothes in which the boundaries of fine tailoring are explored and pushed to new limits, giving new meaning to each item and striking an aesthetic balance that is poised in equal measure between restraint and sensuality, manliness and girliness, clean lines and glamour. It tells a story in delicate, muted tones in which natural colours such as cristobal Camel, astro Brown and a palette of Beiges give way to dusty hues and earthy nuances, the intense power of yves Blue andastro Ruby or vibrant accents of space Red, couture Rose and spark Yellow.
The silhouette is minimal, absolute…. the volumes close-fitting and the lines fluid, designed to allow women to enjoy every moment of modern life. The constructions push the boundaries of couture, creating clothes of clear definition, like the high-waisted tulip skirts. The same strong, tailored look alternating with softer, generous fits can be seen in the outerwear. The new suits combine tight-fitting bustier-jackets with generously cut trousers, or shawl-style models with perfect-fit skinny trousers. The fabrics and philosophy behind such a luxurious mix are the hippest, happening effect of a history in which age-old skill and mastery join forces with futuristic innovation. In particular, classic surfaces are reinterpreted in new combinations, teamed with adhesives and technical materials like Neoprene to produce an effect that is as exquisite as it is unusual, Knitwear is needle-punched with latex inserts, while the chiffon twinkles with shimmering metal plates and lurex lace.
The jacquard-effect prints echo time-honoured tapestry designs that have been given the new vintage luxury treatment to transform tops, dresses and overalls into veritable masterpieces, embellished with lace, coloured nuances, lurex detailing, full-on diamanté and strings of sequins.
The materials set the must-have trend for the season: lace is back on down jackets, on straight trousers and on t-shirts, even appearing on summer-weight wool and classic silk satin. Fringes and lurex inserts liven up jackets and sequin detailing turns on a wild-animal red carpet look. Classic herringbone re-emerges with a new tone-on-tone effect. Different colours and different materials are teamed together in original contrasting. Last but not least is the supersoft, feather-light nappa leather, appearing as laminated, embossed and spiced up with raw-cut folds and rock-style studded definition.