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Gucci, Roberto Cavalli headline Day 1 of Milan Fashion Week

By Associated Press

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Fausto Puglisi's watchword for next fall and winter: Have fun. The designer certainly did.

Puglisi, a Sicilian by birth who got his first fashion break in America, pulled together favorite inspirations and motifs from his native and adopted countries for his latest collection: palm trees, cowboy boots, futuristic prints, ecclesiastical silhouettes and baroque accents.

"This season I said, Fausto, don't be afraid. Do what you like," the designer said backstage. "In the end I like classic women, sexy women, conservative women, strong women, independent women, outrageous women. I like all women."

Puglisi unites the collection with his graphic sense, bold color blocks and prints, and an eye for silhouettes, pairing a stiff, flouncy skirt that screams fun with a laid-back baseball jacket, or tucking preppy cable knits into high-leather miniskirts.

Looks are finished with Acme catalog-inspired cowboy boots, half-laced biker boots or gladiator sandals that buckle all the way up the thigh.

The craftsmanship of the line was on display in a series of sequined embroideries that tied together the collection's motifs, including baroque swirls decorating the length of a long dress with the sturdy silhouette of an ecclesiastical vestment.

Backstage, Puglisi pondered industry chatter about hastening the six-month turnaround from runway to store to satisfy easily distracted consumers.

"People should understand if you make something that is about research and luxury and beauty, it needs time," Puglisi said.

Gucci, Roberto Cavalli headline Day 1 of Milan Fashion Week
A model wears a creation for Fausto Puglisi women's Fall-Winter 2016-2017 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Feb 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Gucci, Roberto Cavalli headline Day 1 of Milan Fashion Week
A model wears a creation for Fausto Puglisi women's Fall-Winter 2016-2017 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Feb 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

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