Pucci’s sexy, vibrant, youthful thing...
You’ve got to hand it to Peter Dundas, the creative director of Pucci. Not only has he set a new identity for Pucci, he’s done it without relying on the house’s heritage prints.
Might it surprise you to know that only seven of the 45 outfits here were printed? First in brilliant greens, then in pink, black and white – swirling scarf prints that featured motifs from the designer’s chief inspiration, China.
But back to the first series, all in white – his intentions not, at this point, clear. Unless you were quick enough to spot the delicate knotted cheongsam fastenings that ran down the spine of a dress or closed the sides of swishing tunics or semi-transparent trousers.
Then came the kimonos – as wrapped, full-sleeved mini dresses – in black satin or army green and loaded with swirling gold dragons.
So who is Dundas’s Pucci woman then? A free spirit who prefers her immaculate body to be revealed subtly through panels of sheer, easy, loose, sporty clothes? Yes, sporty in the form of blousons and cropped trousers in heavily embroidered papery silks.
Pucci woman today? She’s a vibrant, youthful, sexy, carefree thing. And she’s got the clothes to prove it.