The roaring ’20s and the liberating vibrations of the end of the ’80s meet in the new Patrizia Pepe precollection, creating a rich image of sophisticated contrasts and creative influences that fuse the scintillating glamour with the typical organic imagery of the Art deco style.
An urban elegance, captivating and at times futuristic, characteristics of the continuous reference to nature – inspired by the decorative motifs in vogue at the begining of the 20th century and with artificial and plastic effects from the era of excess that introduced profound changes in fashion and the design of the silhouette.
The logic of opposites, studied to amaze and seduce, is expressed in the use of intense, brilliant and overpowering colours, in amplified, super-feminine shapes that alternate between lightweight cotton, silk and viscose fabrics and precious shiny materials that include liquid effect coatings, fashionable metallised effects and laquer-look synthetic finishes.
In this play of contrasts, the distinctive Patrizia Pepe clean and minimal silhouettes are counterbalanced by maxi volumes, oversize fits and accented and defined shoulder lines. The shiny viscoses and the super-stretch sequined garments describe the body, celebrating it with slits and unexpected openings. The denim military-style garments and the low-waisted trousers are matched with city-chic micro patterns for a look that’s suspended between male and female.
Meanwhile, the offer of basics is refreshed, the super soft knits are tinted in saturated colours of pop spirit and a captivating brilliance emerges from the new suede effect with blister print, from the metallised denim, the interlocked leather and from the outfits in Lurex jacquard.
The shapes are enriched with micro-sequin embroideries, metal trims, bead and jewel ‘eyelet’ details that reflect the contemporary emphasis on handmade customisation, explored further in the ‘New Best Friends’ edition, made up by tulle patches in exuberant colurs.
The experimental spirit of Patrizia Pepe then proposes an authentic voyage into the imagination of the botancal universe of the Art Deco style: the new Flower Garden print introduces absract motifs that evoke the enchanted forests and flowers of once upon a time, blending the different shades of green and pink on impalpible surfaces such as silk crepon.
Dominated by pure white, the pallette modulates the warm colours such as Soft Rose, Orange Mango and the irreverant Pink Babol by pairing them with the acquitic nuances of Miami Green, Miami Light Green and Liberty Green shot through with accents in Acid Yellow.
Finally, the neutral and transversal shades, such as Simply Beige and Middle Beige variants derive from the new military code and are united with black and the metallic lumonisoty of Gold Rose and Lapis Blue.