February 23, 2013 Milan
In keeping with his briefer-is-better mind-set, Dundas showed plenty of shorts: black leather, zebra-print ponyskin, another pair embroidered all over in jet beads. Rita Ora, whose tour Dundas costumed, was sitting in the front row in a pair of white ones. If the lack of pants was a disappointment to fans of his tailoring, he made up for it with fuzzy mohair jackets in ice-cream pastels accented with baroque black and gold buttons—color is another thing that's gone missing this season.
Over the course of the last few collections, Dundas has been inching away from Pucci's jet-set heritage, avoiding prints, and even, arguably, going downbeat. Not this season. Intentionally or not, this show seemed almost to bring him full circle. Emilio himself might've been impressed with the math skills required to create the fringed minidress with its green and lavender leopard-print pattern. More to the point, it'll be a kick to wear.