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.