Fall 2012 was a major departure from Peter Dundas’ usual hippie style for Pucci.
Gone were the gypsy tops, the flowy skirts, and the crochet and lace. In their stead were body-conscious dresses with sheer slits, tuxedo jackets, suiting, and other menswear staples. The first looks to walk the runway were sleek black dresses with sheer slits, which kind of reminded us of the 80s–or of Alexander Wang, circa 2009. Definitely not the kind of thing we were expecting to see at a Pucci show. However, as the show went on, Dundas developed the motif in buff and powder blue, which were totally original and oh-so-pretty.
Menswear played a big part in the collection, but with a feminine spin. Powder blue tuxedo jackets were paired with high-waisted trousers, and one of our favorite looks was a white tuxedo jacket (worn caped over the shoulders as is de rigeur these days) and a plunging black silk gown with a high collar. Another favorite of ours was an enormously fluffy fur coat with a hood in buff that we defy anyone to see without wanting to snuggle.
But Dundas didn’t give up his hippie ways completely–there was one ultra-flowy, paisley-printed shirt and skirt combo with revealing slits down the center, a classic Pucci-printed pajama suit, and thigh-high boots, which leant a bohemian spirit to the looks.