Emilio Pucci Fall 2013: Paging Penny Lane

After a few seasons of sleek, sexy minimalism, Emilio Pucci designer Peter Dundas went back to the brand's hippie roots for Fall 2013, showing a collection made for a '60s rock band groupie (paging Penny Lane!).
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After a few seasons of sleek, sexy minimalism, Emilio Pucci designer Peter Dundas went back to the brand's hippie roots for Fall 2013, showing a collection made for a '60s rock band groupie (paging Penny Lane!).
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After a few seasons of sleek, sexy minimalism, Emilio Pucci designer Peter Dundas went back to the brand's hippie roots for Fall 2013, showing a collection made for a '60s rock band groupie (paging Penny Lane!).

The silhouette was super short: patterned and sheer long-sleeved dresses, sometimes belted at the hips, mini-skirts and suede shorts. True, it wasn't the most season appropriate hemline--but Dundas tempered the bareness with thigh high suede boots in tan, black and red. These were highlights for me--the perfect update to a boho classic, especially when worn with a mini. Plus, Pucci's girl probably has a car service anyway.

Dundas cleverly mined the Pucci print archives for a fresh take on scarf dresses, and shorts. The frocks were worn with oversized fur coats--ranging in color from creamy mint to mottled purple. That, and the styling in general (including the girls' blunt fringe) unmistakably recalled Marianne Faithfull to me, a style icon I (along with most fashion designers) never seem to get sick of.

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