This Little Girl Loves: Emilio Pucci A/W 13

Peter Dundas presents a Autumn / Winter 2013 Emilio Pucci collection defined by graphic tones and patterns, underlined by 1920's influences. 

Short tunic-shaped dresses are a key shape for the season, taking the eyes off the waist and onto the legs. Skirt hemlines swish and swing, trimmed with embroidered or jet micro baguette edges, and are paired with boxy, cropped jackets embellished with bugle beads or metal studs. Slim, cropped cigarette pants and sharply cut tuxedo jackets provide the tailoring foundation perfect for an updated take on masculine / feminine evening wear. trend. 

Pattern is, as always, paramount for Pucci and has been achieved this season with the 3D workmanship of intricate gold metal or thread embroideries or the new quilted effects of leather and guipure lace. Traditional Pucci prints make an unmistakable entrance in graphic, art deco patterns worked on chiffon which has been dip dyed for a smoky, antiqued effect.

For evening, the hemlines drop and the temperature rises in body skimming gowns featuring silk crepe or lace cutout techniques on transparent bodices. The models’ legs are perched on metal heel stiletto sandals with suede ankle cuffs while boxy shoulder bags or quilted clutches add a ladylike finish. 

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