"I loved working in Italy, for anyone that has the chance to work there, they should!" – Peter Dundas
Buro 24/7 attends a fashion discussion with Pucci's creative director in Dubai
'Heritage Moving Forward' was the topic of choice yesterday, as Norwegian designer Peter Dundas enraptured the Vogue Dubai Fashion Experience audience – talking about how he handles holding the reins at one of the biggest and oldest fashion labels in the world.
During the deep discussion with editor-at-large of Wallpaper magazine J.J. Martin, the 47-year-old charming designer opened up on the trails and tribulations of trying to bring back a house founded in 1947.
Dundas spoke about his bad days, where he thought he used every print in the archive and couldn't find anymore inspirations, to his good days which consists of him turning the historical fashion house into a beacon of modern glamour.
Dundas also shared how he started in the fashion industry. He worked as a costume designer for the Comédie Française and found his way into a job at Jean Paul Gaultier. "I didn't really understand much of what Jean Paul said when he spoke, but I just yes to everything and did the job as well as I could, he was a great teacher."
Dundas also expressed his love for Italy – from its culture to its craftsmanship – saying, "I love working in Italy, for anyone that has the chance to work there, they should. It's honestly amazing!" And, when it comes to Dundas' slick style, the designer simply laughed and said, " My personal style? Hmmm, I think I can easily say I look like a frustrated child from the 1970s."