Curated By Colleen: Scenes from Roberto Cavalli S/S ’15

The Italian designer celebrates feminine beauty with a collection filled with breathtaking details.

Roberto Cavalli‘s spring show had, as one would expect, no shortage of novelty and embellishment. It was a very multi-layered collection, one that should satisfy the needs of both his cool club girls as well as clients that appreciate his taste for print and technical wizardry.

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Exotic Skins - A Roberto Cavalli Staple 

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On The Runway with Yumi Shin (right)

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Roberto Cavalli‘s spring show had, as one would expect, no shortage of novelty and embellishment. It was a very multi-layered collection, one that should satisfy the needs of both his cool club girls as well as clients that appreciate his taste for print and technical wizardry.

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Exotic Skins - A Roberto Cavalli Staple 

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On The Runway with Yumi Shin (right)

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The Cavalli show opened with a statement of brightly colored maxi dresses in stripe and print combinations with pleats.

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There was also a real mix of luxe and distressed fabrics, with faded and worn denim combinations matched with fresh white lace embroideries, or rich brocades fabrications.

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Accessories on Display Backstage

Pieces were treated with sequins, beadwork and feather trims as well. The flatform sandals were a great touch. It brought balance to all the intricacies of Cavalli’s collection.

Wow the crowd in head-to-toe Roberto Cavalli.


Saks President Marigay McKee – A Moment at Pucci

Our President makes it a point to know the creative minds that furnish our stores. Here she delves into the rich heritage of Emilio Pucci.

From our President Marigay McKee:

Emilio Pucci is not just a pillar of Italian fashion. It’s a brand that has reached far past that. The swinging 60s were partly defined by his infectious prints; it’s part of our everyday fashion vernacular now. Uniforms for NASA and the now iconic Braniff Airways outfits are essential moments in the brand’s impressive repertoire. Considering all that rich history, we’re lucky to have Peter Dundas holding the reins at this Italian classic, which under his brilliant creative direction, has never lost its sense of fun, nor its undeniable allure.

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Left: Marigay heads backstage to congratulate Peter Dundas on his brilliant creative direction for spring ’15. Right: Laudomia Pucci, the daughter of Emilio Pucci and VP Image Director of the brands, greet Marigay. Bottom: Aquazurra shoe creator Edgardo Osorio (right) and his business partner mix and mingle with the after-show crowd.

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From our President Marigay McKee:

Emilio Pucci is not just a pillar of Italian fashion. It’s a brand that has reached far past that. The swinging 60s were partly defined by his infectious prints; it’s part of our everyday fashion vernacular now. Uniforms for NASA and the now iconic Braniff Airways outfits are essential moments in the brand’s impressive repertoire. Considering all that rich history, we’re lucky to have Peter Dundas holding the reins at this Italian classic, which under his brilliant creative direction, has never lost its sense of fun, nor its undeniable allure.

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Left: Marigay heads backstage to congratulate Peter Dundas on his brilliant creative direction for spring ’15. Right: Laudomia Pucci, the daughter of Emilio Pucci and VP Image Director of the brands, greet Marigay. Bottom: Aquazurra shoe creator Edgardo Osorio (right) and his business partner mix and mingle with the after-show crowd.

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The One, The Only – Naomi Campbell Leads the Final Walk Procession at Pucci

It was great running into old friends, Peter Dundas, of course, but also Laudomia Pucci, Emilio Pucci’s daughter, who to this day acts as the brand’s VP Image Director. At a Pucci show, it is always a family affair. It was great to congratulate all those involved on a job well done.

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This Season’s Bags Exude Casual Luxury with Fringed Suede, Crocodile and Serpent Finishes and No Fuss Silhouettes

emilio-pucci-spring-2015-runway-saksDaria Strokous, a Favorite Model of Mine, Wears a Colorful Number That Reinterprets Corsetry in a Fun, New Way

The collection was filled with absolutely gorgeous details from look to look, but it was never bogged down, which is exactly what every woman wants. Top notch craftsmanship that gets worn, not the other way around. This season was no exception. This is what Milan Fashion Week is all about.

Stay up to date with the best of Italian fashion with Emilio Pucci.


Saks at the Shows: Marco de Vincenzo Spring 2015

With a healthy investment from LVMH, the boost was clearly all over the runway.

Spring 2015 marks Marco de Vincenzo‘s first show since LVMH took a 45% stake on his business. The deal not only brought a much-needed helping hand to the brand, but the endorsement quickly had people wondering what this guy was all about. And suddenly, his fall 2014 collection was everywhere. And not because of hype, but because the man can make some serious wares. Those people at LVMH really know what they’re doing.

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A Damier-Check Moment

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Spring 2015 marks Marco de Vincenzo‘s first show since LVMH took a 45% stake on his business. The deal not only brought a much-needed helping hand to the brand, but the endorsement quickly had people wondering what this guy was all about. And suddenly, his fall 2014 collection was everywhere. And not because of hype, but because the man can make some serious wares. Those people at LVMH really know what they’re doing.

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A Damier-Check Moment

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Marco de Vincenzo loves color and he loves creating new textiles, and he certainly loves mixing the two together. The collection kicked off with a “psychedelic mise en abyme,” as the show-notes state. Every textile was taken and then transformed into an entirely new creation. The opening check looks started as an archival wool toile that was unthreaded and embroidered on coats and dresses, creating a dizzying fringe effect.

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An Exploration in Deconstructed Checks

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Manon Leloup Returns to the Runway

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The designer was also able to bring things down to earth. His damier-check pants will have a long life after the runway, as will the monochromatic black jacket with leather cross-hatching. As for the myriad technical wonders, they’re bound for magazine spreads online, on paper, far and wide.

 

Get in on what everyone is talking about with some fall 2014 Marco de Vincenzo.