I’m excited about this week’s edition of the Designer Crochet Project because we’re up to Emilio Pucci. Pucci è il designer dell'abito che ho scelto per la copertina per questo progetto (sopra) prima avevo imparato che questo vestito, citata numerose volte come un elemento di moda all'uncinetto, è in realtà non lavorare affatto, ma è a maglia. I’m curious to take a closer look and see if there is indeed crochet in this designer’s line and what it looks like. Let’s go …
About Fashion Designer Emilio Pucci
My trusty guide, Di Simone Werle 50 Stilisti di moda che si deve sapere, tells me that Emilio Pucci’s designs were first published in Harper’s Bazaar in 1948 and that shortly thereafter he created his own unique style called jet-set chic. At that time he got some attention as an innovative designer who was using nontraditional materials (such as nylon, which was new at the time). Tuttavia, Pucci really came into his own as a designer in the 1960’s with a style that combined close-fitting elegance (think perfectly draped silk jersey dresses) with a keen sense for patterns that earned him the nickname “Prince of Prints”. Pucci released his first couture line in 1962 and designed four collections per year annually after that. Pucci died in 1992 but his great sense of style lives on in the House of Pucci which his daughter took over after his death.
Questo 2012 Collezione Resort Pucci Dress è, di tutti i rapporti, uncinetto. Penso che sia giusto?
2011 Pucci Crochet Swimsuit, via Coolspotters
Crochet Inspired by Pucci
A boldly colored crochet Barbie dress complemented by a faux Pucci handbag.
Pucci Designs I Wish Were Reinvented in Crochet
It’s tough to turn great prints into great crochet but oh how I wish a smart crochet designer would tackle the task on these Pucci designs:
1960’s Pucci Dress. Via My Fashion Too
Another 1960’s colorful Pucci dress
Vintage Pucci Swimsuit. Via Rococo Vintage.
Do any of Pucci’s designs inspire you as a crocheter?