Emilio Pucci has been a coveted brand since its inception in 1947 and its star has only become brighter under the direction of Peter Dundas. The fashion house’s power could not be denied this year, with a slew of Hollywood’s most stylish starlets wearing its designs and making it more of a household name than ever. With his latest collection for Spring 2014, it’s clear that Dundas has no desire to disappoint his fans with more of the powerful, sexy, and alluring designs that sartorially-inclined women the world over have come to love.
The brand is known for its signature dazzling prints and those patterns are not spared with vibrant hues and embellishment. It seems that more and more designers are gravitating towards fun spins of their logos, evoking heritage and history. We saw Alexander Wang do it with his Spring 2014 collection and the same is the case here on mini dresses, high-waist leg-baring skirts, cropped jackets, silky cropped trousers, and more.
You might have already guessed it from the Spring 2014 collections in the Big Apple and London, but cropped tops are definitely back for the season. Dundas gives them a cool twist by trimming the bottom of silky, billowing-sleeve blouses and pairing the chopped tops with high-waist trousers for a retro-inspired feel.
Oversized buckle belts anchor most of the looks: a clear nod to the ’80s that is sometimes chic and other times reminiscent of the WWF.
It is impossible to deny the athletic-inspired feel of the collection shining through with oversized nylon anoraks, zip-front swimsuits, fanny packs, and metallic running shorts. Leather also makes an appearance, lending a moto-influenced air to the designs.
Fans of the fashion house like Zoe Saldana and Nicole Richie will surely gravitate towards the collection’s red carpet-ready ensembles with all of their sweetheart necklines, thigh-high slits, draped jersey, and body-conscious silhouettes. Most notably was a rainbow sequin dress with a zip-front: any high-fashion loving woman is sure to be putty in this frock’s sleeves.
Are you feeling Dundas’s latest for Pucci?