The latest designer to leave a brand in the recent game of fashion house swapsies, it’s been announced that Peter Dundas’ Emilio Pucci AW15 collection would be his last for the brand. And boy did he go out with a bang. Winning our award for the most amazing show to hit Milan Fashion Week so far, Dundas’ usual groovy take on super sexy dresses cranked things up a gear. Here our top ten reasons why we’re a little bit obsessed with Emilio Pucci AW15.
1. The 60’s Vibe
Black and white geometric prints, shift dresses and Go-go girl boots made for a swinging sixties style collection even Twiggy would be proud of.
2. Peter Got Starry Eyed
Adding an astrological element to the collection, Peter Dundas put swirling printed signs of the Zodiac on everything from jumper dresses to maxis. Our fave? The Rorschach esque ram print that adorned an Aries inspired knit.
Continuing her catwalk takeover, Gigi Hadid was back and more fabulous than ever. Rocking a sheer leopard print party dress down the runway, Gigi reminded us once again why she’s our latest girl crush.
4. …And The Rest Of Modelling Royalty Were There Too
Anyone who’s anyone walked Peter Dundas’ runway for his swansong collection. It was a super stand off with Karlie Kloss, Jamie Bochert, Natasha Poly, Malaika Firth, Lily Donaldson, Anja Rubik, Eva Herzigova, Joan Smalls…. the list goes on. And did we spot a cheeky appearance from our fave Victoria’s Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio?
5. Geometric Thigh Highs
Continuing the trend for over the knee boots, Emilio Pucci’s psychedlic thigh highs have officially been added to our lust list. Monochrome illusion print boots met mini skirt hemlines creating legs that went up to there. Coukd these be the most flattering shoes to come out of AW15?
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6. Showstopping Dresses
The king of statement making super sexy dresses and the designer of Anja Rubik and Poppy Delevingne’s wedding dresses, it’s no surprise that Peter Dundas didn’t disappoint. Sequin bandage dresses, romantic red chiffon and star print capes were just a few of the pieces we can’t wait to see hit the red carpet.
7. The New Sexy
Yes, there were still the signature Pucci sequins and sheer panels but this time round sexy got a seriously elegant update. Bodycon dresses had high necklines and maxi hemlines, mini dresses were met with thigh high boots and rollnecks appeared in more than one red-carpet ready dress, leaving less skin and a whole lot more to the imagination.
8. Wearable Wide-Legs
Tapping into Spring’s major 70’s trend, Pucci presented ultra wearable wide leg trousers on pretty much everyone. From luxurious red velvet to monochrome stripes and country-style check, wide leg trousers were repeatedly reincarnated on the runway.
9. The Furry Jackets
Faux fur appeared everywhere on the runway. Furry cropped jackets in shaggy stripes and opulent jewel tones were paired with eveyrthing from high waisted trousers and leather mini skirts with sports sweaters to glitzy evening gowns. The perfect day-to-night cover up? We know what we’ll be wearing next season.
10. All Trends Covered
70’s? Check. Faux fur jackets? Check. Sports luxe knits? Triple check. Yup along with Pucci’s signature party dresses and bodycon prints, Peter Dundas pulled pretty much every other trend out of the bag. 70’s boho met 60’s Go-go whilst tassels and faux fur were sandwiched between thigh high boots, smart tailored trousers and Victoriana frock shirts. From anyone else, this could be a confusing mix, but for the master of completely covetable ready-to-wear, it was all in a day’s work. Good job!
By George Driver