Perfectly PucciBy Olivia Martin • Sep 30th, 2009 • Category: Juicy Story
We aren’t going to point fingers, but a lot of the runway shows this spring fell a little flat. Each seemed to be missing something, or maybe we were missing something, but it just didn’t work. Not so with Emilio Pucci. Peter Dundas’ debut both honored the glamorous, 1960s jet set style on which Pucci is based and added strong tailoring and powerful details.
The collection walked the line between couture beachwear and city night looks in white, black, canary yellow and a range of rich blues. The beach looks included strappy, bondage style swimsuits and decadent, flowing cover-ups. Brightly colored classic Pucci prints were worked into sheer dresses, swimsuits, and scuba-inspired cocktail attire. These pieces were balanced by solid pieces such as Lily Donaldson in a diaphanous white evening dress.
While the collection errs feminine, Dundas throws a few powerful, menswear pieces such as the black blazer and studded trouser combination, or the cut-out sequined jacket with harem pants look. Long silhouettes, sequined pieces, and bright colors that seemed monotonous on other spring runways, only looked perfectly Pucci here.
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