East meets West in Patrizia Pepe’s evening wear collection, taking inspiration from Japan and British style to create a modern, glamorous and metropolitan look, with elegant elements yet still relaxed, for evening wear and exclusive occasions – in the city and beyond.
The Japanese prints stand out with floral patterns, painted blooms and petals in vibrant colours on geometric backgrounds giving a optical illusion effect; paired with delicate quilted detailing and tartan prints typical of traditional English tailoring, in a playful mix of contrasting effects and overlaying light crepe, heavy cady and embroidered jersey that become a second skin. “> The urban-chic vibe for this season is reflected in the amazing houndstooth graphics, refreshed with micro-sequin decorations in gold and black, or in sophisticated jacquard with shaded and glossy/matt effects. Shiny features are emphasised with laminate thread on flowing jersey or ribbing, for both evening and day wear.
The material richness of the season is accentuated with a distinct colour palette, mixing Ginger Beige with Rising Red and Deep Black, with Intense Dark Purple accents and Nori Green, alternating with touches of light in White and Gold.
These special and elegant fabrics are adorned with damask stitching and lurex weave, contrasted with technical surfaces which provide a slender outline and ergonomic tailoring, highlighting the elegance of high-waisted trousers and skirts, in what has become the contemporary uniform for seductive, body-confident women.
The collection is finally completed with a line of accessories which reinterprets the season through patterns, like checks and houndstooth designs, on bags dotted with small metal studs, visual patchwork and multicolour airbrushing for a hyper-bright effect. Set it all off with vertiginous thigh-high boots in stretch fabric, jewelled sandals with rhinestones and iconic charms and cropped booties with a street rock vibe. A luxurious and alluring universe, embellished with sparkling jewels and made even hotter with the new must have pieces in coloured eco-leather.