Call it potently Pucci. For fall, Peter Dundas delivered a strong iteration of the brand icons, employing the famous signature prints with panache and sexiness. The effect was full of energy, “celebrating the Pucci girl and the house,” Dundas said backstage after the show.
The designer continued to infuse the clothes with a playful touch, this time via Pucci’s Sixties heyday — think: a happy, carefree Brigitte Bardot in Saint-Tropez.
The silhouette was ultrashort; shifts and tunics never inched past the knee and were often shown with thigh-high suede boots.
Dundas gave the house’s famous Otto print a fresh spin by using it on silk charmeuse scarf dresses and skirts paired with skinny tops in allover beading.
The Pucci vibe took a more subtle turn with peekaboo lace effects and embroideries for a fresh, youthful spin. In the spirit of Nabokov’s “Lolita,” a white sequined lace dress with a cutaway fabric overlay was sweet and a bit naughty.
Dundas ended the show with a parade of embellished little black dresses that, like the rest of the lineup, worked the right side of sexy — perfect for women like Rita Ora, the of-the-moment British songstress who was sitting front row. Dundas is creating her tour costumes. her tour costumes.