January 06, 2014 New York
Puglisi is keen to appeal to both a "conservative, polished lady" and what he calls "the new generation," so the lineup ranged from coats and dresses vaguely Cristobal-ian in their egg-shaped silhouettes to thigh-grazing leather miniskirts and faded jean jackets built "for Cara Delevingne." For every lavish jacquard piece—"I'm obsessed with fabric," he said—there was another in animal-spot denim. Crinoline-lined flaring minis (wear them sans netting for a more down-to-earth look) shared the racks with graceful bias-cut gowns. Puglisi's versatility will serve him well on the retail floor. He reports that he just landed Bergdorf Goodman.