I am a huge fan of the Italian designer Emilio Pucci's bold patterns and striking colors. His fabrics are so unique and brilliant. He has a huge following in Europe and Japan. Below are a few examples of his work as well as a magazine spread on his palazzo. Emilio Pucci died in 1992 and his daughter Laudomia continues designing under the label. The label is now owned by the Louis Vuitton-Moet-Hennessy Group. This guy was a busy guy during his life. He was born to a marchessa and earned a doctorate degree in political science. He was a part of Italy's 1934 Olympic Ski team. His first design project was designing the team's uniforms. He was elected to the Italian parliament and opened his first couture house on the Isle of Capri. What a path to becoming a fashion designer! You can check out the label's website here and a peak at their 2008 collection here.
Style Court (I'm a huge fan of Courtney's blog) has given a
great reference on who is likely the photographer of this
magazine spread of Emilio Pucci's palazzo in Italy.
You can find more photos on the palazzo here.