Is there a label with a more divided following than Emilio Pucci? I can’t imagine it. On one hand, the brand has its loyal print-loving, Hampton-going shoppers and on the other hand, Pucci has attracted a slew of high-powered, fashion-forward women – like Carine Roitfeld – to proudly show off the brand’s sexy runway wears and that, of course, is entirely thanks to creative director Peter Dundas.
This season, the influence of the divided following seemed more evident than in seasons past. While the designer’s signature high voltage sex appeal – complete with skin-tight silhouettes, high slits, lush fur, sheer panels, and cut-outs – was all over the runway, the collection felt safer than it has in the past. In fact, there were even some menswear-inspired jackets and above-the-ankle cropped trousers in the mix. The stand-out looks were nonetheless the sexier ones finished with slashed sheer panels.