The 2013 Resort line by Peter Dundas is a full on Safari expedition crossed with classic sportswear references. Dundas’ looks are sharp edged and urban cool grounded in the earthy colours of military khaki, black, and navy laced with sunflower yellow and hydrangea green.
Many pieces are embellished with intricate floral and Asian embroidery motifs, a nod to the 90’s when customising military surplus finds was all the rage - which yes, I vividly remember. Isn't it awful when you start to remember the trend from the first time around?
|Embellsihed khaki designs from the Emilio Pucci Resort collection|
The collection also subtly balances masculine and feminine; the technical feel of military undergarments appears as fine lingerie netting for example whilst Dundas implements yet more menswear influences with a sportswear-driven mentality. Here a slick trench coat has been relaxed with over sized lapels and a sash belt - a popular accessory run throughout.
|Full on Safari: Earthy colours, caps, head scarves and waists nipped in with utility belts round off the look|
But my highlight, as always at Pucci, has to be the prints. The idea of camouflage is given an abstract restructure as botanicals and a magnified orchid adorns silk pyjama pants and lace applique simulates the signature swirls of the Emilio Pucci archive. Elsewhere, a silk jumpsuit done in a pixelated floral print is mixed with crocodile jacquard to great effect.
|Prints at Pucci: Oversize blooms mixed with crocodile skin|
By far the most feminine pieces in the collection were the sheer, floaty maxi dresses and kaftan's and I'm craving a holiday just so I can wear one, but where can one Safari whilst wearing a maxi dress? The answer after much googling is Tanzania. Sign me up now!
|Maxi lengths and sheer fabrics make for perfect resort wear|
What do you think of the collection? Is it Pucci perfection in your eyes?