The power of Asia is really starting to show itself as one of the stronger trends of the spring/summer 2013 season.
At Pucci, designer Peter Dundas was right in the groove when he too picked up on the idea. The combination of a house known for its colorful prints and a place renowned for its rich and striking motifs, sounds like a perfect blend of style and substance.
And it was, but not in the way you might imagine. This collection did not get sucked in by what the fashion world expected of it. Instead Dundas manipulated the concept into something rather understated and pure for a Pucci show. A collection where brightly mixed prints and over the top sexy mermaid gowns were replaced by mostly monochromatic beading, sporty silhouettes, and a sophisticated, yet slightly more laid back attitude.
This was an incredibly smart move by Dundas. Just when everyone thought that they “knew” what to anticipate from his designs he showed us a new side of his talent. The first twelve pieces - in all white - was like a sartorial palette cleanser. Dundas played with transparency and layers- formfitting see-through column dresses covered in white beading, depicting crouching tigers or swirling dragons, were veiled by a matching chiffon overlay. The outfits, from jumpsuits and shift dresses, to a plastic raincoat, and oversized silk jackets, showed how versatile one color could be.
- Jessica Michault