The French luxury group, which previously held 67% of the Italian brand, has purchased the remaining 33% from Laudomia Pucci, who is stepping down from her role as vice president and image director at the house.
Serious editors had to open Sunday watching an MM6 show video in Milan, tune into New York for Tom Ford’s latest ideas, and finish in Paris, where Sonia Rykiel unveiled its first collection since insolvency in 2019.
Without question, this has been the strangest season in fashion in 50 years, where designers have been busy asking themselves what the point of their profession is. What the French call "une remise en question."
Without a creative director since 2017, Emilio Pucci is rethinking its creative strategy by bolstering its studio. For summer 2021, it revealed a strong collection, enriched by Tomotoka Koizumi's capsule collection.
The programme for the Milan Fashion Week, scheduled from February 18 to 24, features a wealth of new talent, notably from China, Hungary and Africa, plus Emilio Pucci’s catwalk come-back and a host of other events.
The Italian label, which was set to unveil the collection designed by Christelle Kocher in a presentation, has instead opted to stage a show on February 20, making its catwalk comeback after a three-year absence.
Karl Lagerfeld's successor chose a travel theme and a Belle Epoque railway station setting, beneath the majestic skylight of Paris’s Grand Palais, to present a 2019-20 cruise collection that was both classic and modern.