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Resort Collection 2011

Light and Breezy. Soft faded colours and washed aged prints. Pucci Resort 2011 by Peter Dundas proposes a wardrobe that combines an easy cool and the carefree lifestyle that the house embodies.

Seduced by the allure in the paparazzi photos of 1970’s airports: Julie Christie on the arm of Robert Evans, Bianca Jagger with Mick, Ursula Andress in cutoff denims and a poncho rushing through Rome Airport, the collection plays with rock’n roll culture and the breezy luxury of the times, rendered relevant for today’s wardrobe in modern fabrics with double face, bi stretch, salt finishes, or elastic jacquards.

Mediterranean gardens inspire the colors and the prints. In vibrant floral patterns and butterfly motifs they have been faded and bleached as if left in the hot summer sun.

Base colours of white, soft pink, caramel and navy are the stars. They are tempered by sorbet shades of lilac, mint, raspberry, and lemon. Fuchsia and bright orange adds punch to the palette.

The tailoring of winter is brought forward in crisp cotton suits with cropped ankle-skimming trousers or highwaisted shorts. They are mixed with casual tops and tunics in washed silk and cotton voile. Print bonded scuba with laser cut jewels creates new outerwear protagonists.

Scarves are key in the summer look of the Maison. They are reworked in vibrant archive prints, as tops and dresses for day and for night. At heart a "baba" the Pucci girl throws a fur gilet over her dress for chilly summer nights or dons a small peacoat in double faced cashmere for urban excursions.

Evening maintains the casual vibe, flowing patchworked dresses and kaftans in bright prints and embroidered chiffon; while tunics in Guipure lace over jewelled bikinis are worn with St Tropez style sandals and big Navaho Concha belts in silver with turquoise stones. Colum t-shirt dresses with metal fastenings pay homage to a 70’s glam, with today’s energy.

Resort 2011 is for 2011’s globetrotters. In a metropolis or on the ocean, the Pucci girl is a traveller and her wardrobe reflects an appetite for life.