28 posts tagged "Peter Dundas"
With the haute couture, menswear, and Resort shows finally wrapping up this week, high summer is officially here—just in time for the fashion set to enjoy the long holiday weekend ahead. To celebrate, many will be taking off for vacation destination spots and breaking out their statement-making bathing suits for the shore or the pool. While there were plenty of crop tops, bikinis, and sporty rash guards in the latest pre-spring lineups, it was the sophisticated maillots (no cover-ups required) in the mix that really piqued our interest. Classic, flattering one-pieces turned up at Chanel, Dior, Dion Lee, and Bottega Veneta, while designers including Jason Wu, Emilio Pucci’s Peter Dundas, and the Cushnie et Ochs girls turned up the heat with sexy cutouts. Unfortunately, these water-ready numbers won’t be hitting stores until the new deliveries arrive this fall, but they’ll give us ideas for the balmy months ahead.
Hedi Slimane sent out dresses that called to mind the “kinderwhore” fashion pioneered by Courtney Love and company during grunge’s nascent years. But the Saint Laurent designer wasn’t the only one who embraced baby dolls for Fall. At Valentino, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli updated the youthful silhouette with couture-level craftsmanship, while Emilio Pucci’s Peter Dundas and Undercover’s Jun Takahashi showed wispy lingerie-inspired takes on the trend. For proof that the abbreviated shape has legs off the catwalk, look no further than Alexa Chung, who can rock a mini like no other—those pins! Sky Ferreira, meanwhile, could’ve passed for Love’s sophisticated little sis in the sparkly Saint Laurent number she wore to the Met Gala.
Beyoncé′s Mrs. Carter Show tour kicked off in Belgrade this week, and in addition to Pucci’s Peter Dundas, Dsquared²’s Dean and Dan Caten, and Alon Livne, Bey favorite David Koma created some saucy, custom onstage ensembles for the star and her backup dancers. “We looked at musical instruments as art objects, and the print is a French horn,” said the designer during a chat at the London Showrooms yesterday. The costumes, which were influenced by Koma’s vinyl-record-inspired Fall 2013 collection, feature gold and black printed silk jersey bodices and slick, laser-cut patent leather peplums. “She usually goes for something body conscious and different,” said Koma, who’s worked with the singer since 2009. “And she likes to look strong and sensual at the same time. I mean, come on, she’s Beyoncé!” Take a peek at Koma’s sketches (above) and inspiration board (below), exclusively on Style.com.
According to the Mayan calendar, tomorrow, December 21, is doomsday. While most of us here at Style.com don’t quite buy into the whole apocalypse now theory, we did put some deep thought into what we’d wear for our final day on Earth. The general consensus among our staffers: If we’ve got to go, we’re going to go out with a bang. Market director Marina Larroudé says she’d like to be one of Peter Dundas’ carefree party girls for one last night in an Emilio Pucci minidress from Spring ’11. Others went for more avant-garde closing statements, like Rick Owens leathers straight out of Mad Max or the crystal-encrusted face masks from the Maison Martin Margiela Couture show in July. Leave it to the boys to think practically. Deputy editor Matthew Schneier selected a weatherproof Louis Vuitton ensemble complete with a utility backpack for survival essentials, while Tim Blanks opted for an Alexander McQueen gas mask (and its matching pink boiler suit).
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“I’m kind of in love with it.” Emilio Pucci’s Peter Dundas was in New York yesterday, prepping the label’s new flagship at 855 Madison Avenue for its first shoppers, and he couldn’t hide his enthusiasm. The corner store, up the block from Tom Ford and across the street from Céline, was designed by the French architect Joseph Dirand, a man whose aesthetic is so in tune with Dundas’ own, he says, “I want him to do my flat.” But first things first: There’s a store in Shanghai to open at the end of this month, and others in the works, plus overhauls of the company’s 50 existing stores. “This is the first time the Pucci girl has a home,” Dundas explains. “It corresponds with the show, the showroom, the collection; it’s a reflection of the woman, and that is brand new.”
The boutique mimics Dundas’ successful approach to rebranding the heritage label—by playing with and breaking the rules. As with the clothes, there are reminders of Emilio’s trademark swirling and geometric prints, but they are modern interpretations, subtly done. Evoking the house’s famous Florentine palazzo, the terrazzo floor was laid in a graphic Pucci pattern that’s also echoed in the labyrinthine layout of the store’s rooms. Cabinets are made from unpolished purple-veined Breccia di Medici marble. “I think we depleted the stock for the moment,” Dundas joked. The marble’s colors informed the shop: the lilac couch that sits atop an aubergine silk carpet, the walls that are painted rich shades of cream and gray, and the changing rooms lined in pink velvet. The feminine, boudoir-ish feel is intentional, says Dundas. “I wanted it to feel like a place my girls would like to hang out.” His muse Amber Valletta is hanging out in the store windows, or at least larger-than-life-size artist’s renditions of her eye and lips are. The window display is more whimsical than Dundas’ Pucci is perhaps known for. Inside, though, the clothes give off serious heat. Just like Dundas and his girls like it.