June 12, 2011 New York
To start with, Dundas has launched a denim line featuring super-skinny, brightly colored jeans, and for another thing, he's focused on tailoring, specifically shrunken schoolboy pantsuits shown with sweet Peter Pan-collared cotton voile shirts. A jacket in a zebra pattern updated from the archives that was worn with blue jeans also looked great. The designer is known for va-va-voom, but he can cut a jacket with the best of them.
Still, it wouldn't be a Dundas collection if there wasn't plenty of sex. This season, it came in the form of a billowy caftan that offered a glimpse of bikini underneath, a body-hugging draped one-shoulder gown, and a black broderie anglaise top and long skirt with family crests woven into the fabric. It was sexy because it was see-through in the right light, not because it exposed acres of flesh, although the collection did include a few minidresses for the less-is-more crowd. The most irresistible evening look demurely channeled the house's Capri jet-set past. The Pucci print voile blouse loosely tucked into a long narrow skirt picked out in matching sequins would make a bold red-carpet choice: It'll be a lucky A-lister who nabs it first.