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Peter Dundas at Emilio Pucci

Normally the attire of yummy mummies, Emilio Pucci seems to have had a frolick in the hay bales and emerged stylishly dishevelled under new creative director Peter Dundas. Fresh from Emanuel Ungaro, Dundas has given Pucci’s traditonal colour-block prints and swirled tropical bikinis a subtler make-under for fall 09, placing the fashion house at the centre of many of Autumn/winter trends. Thigh high boots, neon, sequins, leather and an abundance of fur rocked down the runway in Milan last spring, creating a thoroughly modern approach to this seasons reinvention of the 80s. The glamourous gowns and fierce tailoring was like a big budget episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, and with just as much drama. There was more than a little of the Decarnin about the show too-perhaps the master of Balmain has a competitor on his hands when it comes to edgy disco fever… Definitely one of my favourite and most inspirational runway shows for this winter.