I feel a bit bipolar bouncing from kimono one day to the cosmic-glam world of Pucci the next, but I ran across a behind the scenes video and it made me want to revisit my photos from the fashion show in Milan.
Let me start by saying it was hard to focus on the clothes when the venue ceilings and walls were so incredible like this:
Pucci is in the middle of an evolution-revolution. Everyone is aware of the Pucci print…that psychedelic “Lord of bright colors” swirl seen on all the stylish people’s scarves and day trip suitcases. But the clothing label has been moving away from just throwing this on the runway in color variations and instead is actually putting effort into designing clothes.
And designer Peter Dundas has been doing a tres excellent job. See these examples:
The details of this dress from the Tokyo showroom. Yes, stylists, this piece is available in Japan!
Lily Donaldson looks like a million yen (ok 100 million to make it worth anything).
This sexy slashy piece is also in the Tokyo showroom.
Pajamas as daywear! Or eveningwear, even. I know tons of celebs have worn this piece to events already.
Two awesome looks my camera couldn’t capture:
Is there something wrong with me that when I see this I just think “Someone on Game of Thrones should wear this!”
こういう服見ると、”Game of thronesであのキャラクターが着てそう！”とか思っちゃう
I will always consider a slinky, sexy black, graphical piece to be the epitome of high fashion.
So like I was saying, Peter Dundas is the designer now and he’s been giving this brand a heavy-handed spank of panache. He’s not in the tabloids like some other young designers, but he might as well be… he has to be one of the best-looking fashion designers today, with his Hollywood-ready good looks (I didn’t say it, Godfrey Deeney did). After the show many industry folk gathered at the Prince Pessa hotel bar and even though he wasn’t the only celeb there, he commanded that room like a pro.
さっきも書いた通り、Peter Dundasは現在のEmilio Pucciを一任されているデザイナーで彼がこの由緒正しきイタリアンブランドに新しい風を吹き込んでい
Speaking of tabloids, gossip, and reviving brands, one of the interesting things about this show is that the venue is quite….cumbersome to get out of. You get stuck in a bottle neck with everyone else trying to rush out down 3 flights of stairs. It was pretty chill…and I was pretty chill. I guess I`m not jaded enough to care (especially since it was the last show of the day so time didn’t matter as much!). I was sandwiched between Mr. T**chi in the front, complaining about it totally cramps his style every season. And behind me was Ms. M**kes who was in uproar over the ousting of Raf Simons at Jil Sander (it was jsut announced). She certainly wasn’t happy that the blogosphere and Twitterverse were making up their own theories without letting her get to the bottom first. Not. Happy. At. All. Yikes!
Now that I think about it, it’s kinda funny that Raf Simons’ name should be mentioned here, since he is going to essentially be doing what Peter Dundas is at DIOR. That is, taking a brand so entrenched in one style and image, and try to evolve it to something new. Or maybe not. I doubt he will rehash what has been done by the other before him. Who knows. I was even in the DIOR boutique on Omotesando last week and the employees there seemed slightly unsure, “We have no idea what to expect.” Yeah, because whatever he does, the sales come down to you!