As designer Eric Dundas came out swinging the new Emilio Pucci Fall Winter 2013 collection debuted during Milan Fashion Week, interesting selections that were back to black, and with a sheen of metallic radiance was featured. The whole line-ups are a perfect love letter to those party girls who like to look sexy, feminine, and glamorous, or those who have the body for second-skin – often see-through – ensembles which the devil may care attitude to pull it all off.
Inspired by dark, fierce-countenanced beauties with a decidedly late 70’s look, Dundas incorporated turtlenecks and elegant outerwear into the collection, along with beautiful belted tunics and multicolored mini dresses dancing throughout the collection, as they referenced to the memorable of the late 60s and early 70s. Among the pieces, there were mini dresses, hot pants, short skirts and thigh-skimming coats for the order of the day. But, thanks to those thigh-high boots, Dundas hedged his bets a bit as he was able to keep his models covered up.
For this fall winter collection, the label still kept their classic black styles in the collection for added sophistication. We saw black coats were paired with multicolored minis, black body con dresses were a great presence, and stylish black leather shorts were standouts in the collection. Not to mention, Dundas also mixed things up, creating eclectic ensembles that would pair those brown suede boots with a short ruffle hemmed Pucci patterned skirt, an animal print belt and a shimmering sequin top. Or he would combine a fuzzy pink fur coat with black leather short pants and a lace top.
At first, the show came out with classic incarnation as a silk dress. But then, the contrast of prints was a clever style, as Dundas experimented with how he could reinterpret the prints in more unexpected ways – mixing wild bold prints with classic black. He transformed the patterns by crafting the swirling print in different lace motifs on mini dresses or simply sliced sections of the pattern out to use exposed skin as a pink substitute. They were all saucy and fun ways to decode the DNA of the house, plus it was also very modern, yet still maintained just enough of a retro touch.