This season, Peter Dundas’ mission for Pucci was clear: sexy flamenco wear. Flowy, floor-length skirts, bare midriffs and teeny weeny off-the-shoulder peasant tops poured down the catwalk; the look was reinforced by clunky earrings, plenty of crucifix necklaces worn close to the neck, and messy hair tied in a soft pony tail with a silk scarf. The materials experimented in different transparency effects, evolving from a sheer aqua palette of chiffon and organza, to combination of opaque silk and sheer lace, the latter revealing various chunks of body.Sometimes, bare skin wasn’t hinted at but simply on show, such as the frequent bra and skirt combination, revealing near-beach wear silhouettes, or plunging V-necks and waist-high layers of skirts.
The gothic potential – suggested early through the dark makeup and crosses— was celebrated through a body conscious, entirely see-through crochet black dress. Menswear-inspired pieces also made an appearance, including wide legged trousers and jackets, worn with a visible bra or Bermuda short with embroider black and red toreador jacket, and corset poking out. Yet a white blazer paired with sheer, crystal encrusted lace trousers and a matching bra, confirmed this season’s sultry femininity.