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Emilio Pucci Spring Summer 2011

Island Life. Authentic, irreverent, insouciant. The wardrobe of a traveler. Pucci SS 2011 by Creative Director Peter Dundas, proposes a collection dedicated to the voyager of the Florentine Maison. Crisp cottons, feather-light silks and liquid jerseys are all washed to feel like sun-dried favourites, desirable and luxurious. Blues and whites of Greek Cycladic architecture accented with handcrafted sandals in sun-darkened natural tans and browns, embellished with turquoise and lapis stones.

Pucci prints are reworked and given a fresh take. This time they have actually traveled across the world. Bleached and hand-dyed in batik patterns on ultra-fine cotton voiles, jerseys and even shantung-shot Pongee silks. They give a decidedly casual summer vibe to the traditional patterns of the Italian House. Complementing the Aegean sky colours are spicy saffrons, caramels, browns and blacks with hints of flesh and pink.

The Pucci Girl continues her love of long proportions, new for this season in floor grazing saharienne dresses in sensual jersey and high split skirts. The silhouette rarely wavers with the exception of tunics and leg-bearing toile shorts worn with hammered gold belts.

Schoolboy blazers in vibrant colours are layered over romantic ruffles, which are slashed by lace inserts, washed and aged. They are offset with thigh high open toe suede boots or ultralux gold heeled Greek sandals in oiled vachetta leather.

Slouchy bias-cut flare trousers, an homage to the houses classic palazzo pant, paired with clean tailoring, offer an urban proposal. Cropped, delicate fishermen’s sweaters, Jane Birkin style crochet dresses brings the look and the girl back to the collections seaside origins.

Suede, python and deerskin, also washed, are fringed, patched and handpainted in Pucci motifs. Midi hippy coats, gilets and bellbottom flares are laced and embroidered combining superb Italian craftsmanship detailing with a rock attitude.

After dark sheaths of Pucci patterned guipure lace and Broderie Anglaise eyelet work are reembroidered with cutaway lacings and mirrors. Hand-pleated goddess dresses with asymmetrical hems reveal leg without compromise to the long-only silhouette.

A casual and carefree summer is what Pucci Girls enjoy.