Autumn/Winter 2015-16 Emilio Pucci

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And so to Peter Dundas and his final collection for Pucci. Since his appointment at the house in 2008, Dundas has energized the brand into a blazing, hyper-coloured fanfare of mega watt clothes for mega watt lifestyles. His unapologetic sense of glamour pitched at leggy starlets – many of them walking here this evening, from Eva Herzigova to his poster girls, Anja Rubik and Natasha Poly – has enlivened the scene no end.

This season, it was astrology and the powers the signs behold that triggered his creativity in what he called the Zodiac collection. Symbols for Aries, Libra, Sagittarius and Scorpio were embroidered in gold and scattered over velvet blazers, dramatic capes and hot pants. For his opening looks, he reprised Emilio Pucci’s black and white prints from the late Fifties and rendered them in swirling patterns created with monochrome micro sequins – with embroidered thigh high boots to match, naturally. Intarsia fox furs, flared trousers in crushed velvet, even, a pearl-fringed flapper dress was thrown into the hedonistic mix – it was everything that we’ve come to expect of a Pucci collection under Dundas’s direction – and then some.

He took his bow surrounded by his design team who emerged from backstage to warmly applaud him. Perhaps he won’t disappear from horizons for long: when it comes to what’s written in his own stars, if the rumors play into his horoscope he’s headed to Roberto Cavalli – which, sounds a lot like the very definition of the stars aligning.

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Top Coats

As the season’s blend together and trends fly by ever faster, so transitional pieces gain greater value. A case in point? The spring coat, fashioned in breezy wool or supple leather. Practical, wearable, efortlessly stylish: make it your new fashion failsafe.

Add a pop of colour to your coat to brighten up a rainy day – tangerine and lemon seen at Emilio Pucci and Michael Kors, or Dior and Miu Miu’s candy pink.

Lightweight leathers provide the perfect mid-season coat for the unpredictable British weather or take a styling cue from Miu Miu – roll up your sleeves to further the transitional season aesthetic.

 

DKNY and Michael Kors.

Roksanda and Emilio Pucci.

Christian Dior and Miu Miu.

 

 


Autumn/Winter 2014-15 Emilio Pucci

PETER DUNDAS is five years in at Pucci and has succeeded in making his show ticket one of the hottest of the Milan season – a chance for us all to daydream a little that we could live a Pucci life: that of glowing, toned skin and lithe limbs that need nothing more than a swathe of Pucci beaded jersey to see us through. Those preferring to wear underwear of an evening need not apply.

Entitled Call of the Wild, had all the signature Pucci elements – mini dresses densely beaded with the house print in gold; matching heels that laced up the side; second-skin leather trousers with the same raunchy leather side stitching; bulging dyed furs and beautiful silky jersey dresses which, particularly on Joan Smalls in a rich brown to perfectly complement her skin tone, was just as desirable as Pucci can be.

 

To shop more Emilio Pucci visit: www.emiliopucci.com or click below to shop the latest Autumn/Winter 2014-15 collection:


Autumn/Winter 2014-15 Emilio Pucci

PETER DUNDAS is five years in at Pucci and has succeeded in making his show ticket one of the hottest of the Milan season – a chance for us all to daydream a little that we could live a Pucci life: that of glowing, toned skin and lithe limbs that need nothing more than a swathe of Pucci beaded jersey to see us through. Those preferring to wear underwear of an evening need not apply.

Tonight’s show, entitled Call of the Wild, had all the signature Pucci elements – mini dresses densely beaded with the house print in gold; matching heels that laced up the side; second-skin leather trousers with the same raunchy leather side stitching; bulging dyed furs and beautiful silky jersey dresses which, particularly on Joan Smalls in a rich brown to perfectly complement her skin tone, was just as desirable as Pucci can be.

But alongside all the front line sex appeal that Dundas is relied upon by his gorgeous bevy of fashion groupies, there were some less determinedly flesh-baring looks that gave the show an alluring come hither element of sophistication: beautifully cut trouser suits in wine red or bottle green velvet and oversized belted Navajo knits that were apparently inspired by the designer’s Norwegian roots. It was nice to see the Pucci girl allowed to relax just a fraction – and proved she can look just as good without revealing all.

 
To shop more Emilio Pucci visit: www.emiliopucci.com or click below to shop the latest Autumn/Winter Collection: