Spring/Summer 2014 was the season of the indigenous, with countless designers in all four cities presenting collections heavily inspired by different tribes and cultures across the world. But Peter Dundas still has a few things to say on the topic. He opened his Fall/Winter 2014 show, entitled “Call of the Wild”, with 3-D micro gold-studded, printed dresses – a reinterpretation of the brand’s iconic Orchidea print. A big fan of all things beaded, crystalized, embroidered, and studded, the designer didn’t hold back, and delivered a collection that pulsed with animalistic energy.
Intarsia’d fur coats bore traditional Navaho blanket patterns, and fringes, most notable on a luxurious deep cowl-neck, wool knit, were reminiscent of Native American garb. Inuit references came in the form of beaver-lined parkas and other fur chubbies. In the game of Cowboys and Indians, the Cowboys arrived towards the end of the show, clothed in head-to-toe black in a mini dress with fringe details and a fur and laced-leather jacket.
The 3-D micro studs from the first few looks made a comeback on incredibly sexy, short evening dresses and gowns with plunging necklines, forming tribal geometric patterns on sheer chiffon. With furrowed brows, loose, messy hair, and gold-painted foreheads, the models thundered down the runway, the perfect picture of wilderness within glamour that Dundas set out to paint. For all the new places he’s taken the Pucci brand, the Norwegian-American designer never strays too far from its roots; in this case, he’s provided the perfect wardrobe for the trust-fund gypsies amongst Pucci’s most loyal clientele, the jetset.
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