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MFW: EMILIO PUCCI S/S 2010

I have long been a huge fan of vintage Pucci. When Matthew Williamson took over the creative reigns at the brand, however, I pretty much lost all interest in current season Pucci.  The prints seemed lackluster, the fits of the garmets never seemed to work quite as they should, and every look seemed dated (much more so than those that actually were dated!). But with the arrival of Peter Dundas, that has all changed. Dundas stunned last season with a wonderful collection that not only was expertly conceived, but moved Pucci in a welcome new direction that relied less on their signature prints.  After all, a woman can only have so many Pucci prints.

Dundas has a perfectly on-point sexy, tough, but put together and sophisticated aesthetic. Even when his looks are revealing – as was the case with a body-conscious mini wrap dress that looked as though it was easily wrapped around the model’s body with one-piece of fabric – or a loose-fitting pair of white hot pants, Dundas managed to make the craftsmanship shine. A slew of pants (the most noteworthy, pirate pants, which were slightly loose and hit mid-calf), and expertly tailored outerwear were there for those not looking to reveal too much skin.

Of course it’s only fitting that the house, often favored by the jet-setting St Tropez crowd, would feature fabulously sexy swimwear. Certainly not for the demure, there was a gorgeous beige one-shoulder, one-piece suit that had a zigzagging motif at the belly.

Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.