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

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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.


Saks at the Shows: Les Copains Spring 2015

Experimental knit-wear and understated elegance make this Les Copain outing a winner.

Les Copains has found a new creative director in Stefania Bandiera, wife of the brand’s founder, who started the company back in the 1950s. After a couple of years in the hands of other esteemed designers, the Les Copains brand comes full circle – back to the family roots.

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A New Gilded Era at Les Copains

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Les Copains has found a new creative director in Stefania Bandiera, wife of the brand’s founder, who started the company back in the 1950s. After a couple of years in the hands of other esteemed designers, the Les Copains brand comes full circle – back to the family roots.

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A New Gilded Era at Les Copains

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The collection was a daywear extravaganza. Completely accessible without the need of too much dissection, this was a collection comprised of clothes bound for longevity in any lucky woman’s closet.

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The whole line-up felt very light-weight. There was an evanescent flow and ease to the procession. It may not have been pyrotechnics, but that was very far from the point. These items were meant to live past a season, and we have a pretty good feeling that they most certainly will.

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A Notably Diverse Cast Backstage

Les Copains is available in-store at Saks. Email service@s5a.com for more details.