2012 A/W Milan Fashon Week: Emilio Pucci
Peter Dundas showed off his signature sex appeal for Emilio Pucci's Fall 2012, crafting a decadent line in fur, sheer, and rich leather detail. It was a little like sensory overload at Pucci — that's not to say that it wasn't all done with perfect precision — there was just a lot to take in. When Dundas isn't honing his craft on ultrasexy evening wear — full-length, figure-flaunting gowns with sheer cutouts or embellished detail — he offers up brilliant prints on both slouchy suiting and drama-inducing frocks. Nearly everything gets the luxe treatment; if it's not a fur tossed nonchalantly over gowns and metallic suiting, then it's skirts and shifts finished in textured croc — and a leg-baring slit went with practically anything. Still, to sum it all up in red-carpet glamour would mean missing the menswear-inspired coats and tuxedo jacket paired with smart cropped trousers and finished in sharp white and black or soft powder blue. Dundas zeroes in on both the super-sexy and the smarter stuff here — and with all things, he stuns.
- Trends: Sheer, cut-outs, leather, fur, menswear, slits, metallics.
- Colours: White, soft blue, nude, eggplant, olive green, kaleidoscope prints.
- Key Piece: The delicate blue embellished cocktail sheath.
- Accessories: Jewel-adorned pumps, tall suede boots, crisscross strappy stilettos, chain-strap box clutches, fur hats.
- Who Would Wear It: Sexy red-carpet types with a taste for drama; fans like Gwyneth Paltrow.