emilio pucci f/w 2012
Over the weekend, I tuned in for the livestream of the Pucci show, and Peter Dundas had me from hello. The trio of models who opened the show were dressed in variations on the little black dress, spliced with sheer veiling in slashes that sort of resembled claw marks. The looks that followed included a reptilian leather dress, a scale patterned burnout velvet dress, and moody interpretations of the prints that made Pucci famous. The first half of the show had a dark, strong sensuality. The soft pastels and delicate silhouettes that marked the middle of the show were beautiful, and they played on the dark vs. light dichotomy that's dominated the runways this season. The show closed with a trip back to the dark side, with glam takes on the tuxedo and more slashed gowns. Revisiting the reptile theme, at least in my mind, the insets on the final two gowns were surrounded by crystals, making them look like incredibly gorgeous, glittering wounds. See the complete collection and watch video of the full runway shoe here.