January 13, 2014 Milan
There's always been something of the Robert Plant/Viking archetype about Dundas himself. If this had been an actual live presentation, it would have been soundtracked by Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir," the perfect aural complement to intricate, intensely toned tapestry and carpet patterns, or ikats embroidered for a 3-D effect, or the intarsia-ed mink. Given that level of luxe, Dundas wisely kept the silhouettes straightforward: a shirtdress, a tunic, some pieces that weren't much more than elongated T–shirt shapes, albeit lavishly decorated. That mink was made into a Nordic-patterned blouson.
Some of the eveningwear did eventually err toward the overtly ornate, but Dundas once again was best when he kept it simple—or as simple as a liquid column of gold sequins could possibly be. His Norwegian roots were showing when he said, "It's like a rich meal, it keeps you warm in winter."