If there were ever a time or a reason to stay fit this season, Spring 2013 Emilio Pucci would be it. Fluid textures and sheer chiffon moved languidly over silky skin flowing airily behind the wearer like a soft summer breeze. Using the “opulence of Indochina” as his inspiration, Peter Dundas takes us on a journey of Asian eloquence with delicate dragon and tiger embroideries, kimono jackets, and plunging cheongsams revealing bare backs of the adventurous wearer.
Makeup artist Lisa Butler kept faces natural applying just a small amount of concealer where necessary. “There’s a Zen, Far East influence so we wanted to keep the face fresh and super-natural,” Butler said about the lack of foundation. Eyes were lined in MAC Kohl eye pencil on top and bottom lids, then wiped clean to remove any leftover residue for just a hint of depth left behind by the pigment. Chromaline gel liner was blended on the center of the top lid to give a shine for dimension; the gloss gave the look a little something special to the mostly bare look. Vintage Rose mixed with Pearl Cream Colour Base was brushed across the cheeks and Vintage Rose mixed with Lip Erase was applied on lips. Hairstylist Luigi Murenu described the hair as “Indochine, super-mix of Asian cultures.” Locks were severely parted in the center and kept straight with John Frieda Frizz Ease, but still had movement for a lightness that could be seen as the model walked. Long ivory hairpins with dragon motifs pinned locks back behind ears allowing small pieces to fall forward framing the face. “We have to keep it quite Pucci, though,” hairstylist Luigi Murenu says. This season “has an easy approach to hair but is stylish.”