Peter Dumas is a designer to watch. Every collection he's put out for Emilio Pucci has been flat out gorgeous, and this is only his second spring showing for the design house. He has a tremendous sense of color and print (necessary when you are working at Pucci), and his designs are sensual and glamorous. This collection has a very relaxed, earthy feel, but these dresses would still look right at home on the red carpet.
This collection is strong, sexy, and drenched in color. What's not to like? I think this is Frida Giannini's best show to date for Gucci.
Miuccia Prada is not one to rest on her laurels. After her critically acclaimed Mad Men-esque fall show, she did an about face for spring. This collection pushed the envelope with goggle-like sunglasses, loud stripes, and baroque-style prints featuring monkeys and bananas. To top it all off, the models were styled with gelled finger waves and a heavy silver eye, inspired by Josephine Baker. I think Miuccia has a pretty good sense of humor.
I had to throw these in to do justice to Milan.
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I am finally caught up! Paris Fashion Week begins tomorrow.