Camille Miceli slid a few leopard prints into her fall 2022 collection for Emilio Pucci. Tinted pink and orange, they don’t look out of place in her groovy, sometimes busy lineup of gossamer dresses, glossy outerwear and zingy sweaters.
Dialing in over Zoom from her country house, Miceli is a billboard for the Pucci lifestyle with her Marmo print tunic, Sicilian pepper necklace and a daybed piled with colorful cushions in swirling, psychedelic motifs.
Dubbed “La Piazzetta” after the central square in any Italian town, her second collection for the Florentine house — to be delivered in three monthly drops — aims to dress the whole village in joyful “dolce vita” style.
“It’s the mother, it’s the daughter. I really wanted to cover the family story,” she explained, flashing a glossy trench in a mock-croc texture as an option for the former, and Coachella- or Harajuku-worthy minidresses and furry moon boots for the latter.
Indeed, Miceli’s offering stretches from sleek black ponchos and peacoats for the city, to more bohemian fare, such as embroidered jackets or parkas with a fringe of organza and raffia around the hood or dangling from the hem. “I like frivolity,” Miceli opined in her throaty voice. Her tiered bell-bottoms, a tribute to the late Italian singer Raffaella Carrà, an international sensation in the ’70s, exude plenty of that.
This is Miceli’s first cold-weather effort for Pucci, and her striped sweaters, capes and fringed dresses look cozy while channeling the bold palette synonymous with the brand.
Miceli recently lunched with clients in Saint-Tropez, and she said it’s clear they want to look feminine, show some skin and be noticed. Loose — and vaporous styles — work with a Marmo-print caftan, among the bestsellers from her debut effort, unveiled in Capri last April.
Kris Jenner just endorsed the style, snagging up one of the swirly numbers at Pucci’s boutique in Portofino, Italy, and then striking a pose with writer Danielle Steel.