An ethereal, precious and essential femininity, just like the natural elements from which it draws inspiration. The lightness of air and transparency of water inspire the new Patrizia Pepe precollection, which reinterprets the brand’s aesthetic codes by mixing the refinement of couture with all the practicality of the athleisure world. Equally fresh and delicate, the palette features Pure White, Camel Beige, Water Lilac along with liquid and crystalline tonalities such as Glacier Sky and Moonlight Grey, contrasted by the depth of Black and Dress Blue.
Materials are shaped in modern and sophisticated silhouettes which adapt to everyday movements, exalting the ideals of glamour and comfort. The season’s innovative approach is translated in see-through organza and invisible PVC models, whereas fluctuating fringes alternate with fil coupé silk and printed georgette laden with polka dot patterns akin to dew drops. Fabrics are pleated with precise and irregular folds to created impalpable overlays on wispy tulle and waxed jersey, for a decisive and bold look. Bistretch stands out in particular among technical surfaces, taken straight from the sports world to envelop the body like a girdle, as well as ‘second skin’ nylon voile, for minimum weight garments that fit into one hand when folded.
The authentic and sensual character of leather, an essential element for all Patrizia Pepe women, is expressed in the use of smooth and plongé nappa, characterised by a super soft hand. Suede is enriched by the sheer brilliance of chaton settings and silver micro studs, matched with fringes. Lamés are renewed with elastic bases which model close-fitting and supremely trendy silhouettes, whereas synthetic leather becomes fluid and ultralight in a play of overlays.
Street-style denim presents a revival of iconic pieces transformed with zips and mixed with special inserts, like in the original ‘double garment’ effect city trench. Mars Red erupts in all its vibrancy within the summer’s colour harmony, highlighting strong allusions to the activewear universe. T-shirts are reinterpreted in a ‘jewel’ twist, with chaton settings, feather and chiffon applications, or embrace ‘urban’ style by means of aquatic macro graphics bathed in tenuous nuances.
The collection is completed by a knitwear range which defines the concepts of lightness and transparency by means of skilful overlays of soft and voluminous yarns with technical and high performance weaves. Classic Patrizia Pepe fits coexist with new volumes, once more laden with sportswear allusions, evoked in the matching of alpaca blend meshes with tulle and georgette, as well as the metropolitan mood of ‘handmade’ cotton with ‘row’ finishings.