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Prada RTW Spring 2015

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Desert bleak? Space chic? Huge purple sand dunes fading into a brownish carpet and a harsh, dissonant soundtrack kept guests at Miuccia Prada’s show on Thursday night wondering. Yet few wondered whether Prada would awe them, only how.

Prada billed her spring collection as a celebration of fabric craft. “Why are people attracted to antiquity more and more?” she mused backstage. “That kind of quality, the ability of the craftsmen, is going to be lost. I want to do my part.” That meant sourcing and reproducing 30 brocades dating from the 19th century through the Sixties. Lavish, intricate, gorgeous — you bet. Yet even buying into Prada’s artisanal philanthropy, her shows are always character studies, the stage persona revealed through the clothes. Here, that study played out ultimately as a slyly weird good-girl, bad-girl inner struggle.

Prada sought to modernize her beautiful, stately fabrics by extracting their preciousness. She injected a tough element that read Western, Prairie, a little Badlands. A Seventies ring? Yes, but only partly and always the opposite of mundane. An unapologetic appropriations expert, Prada evokes an era, a mood, a concept, and creates around it.

She got into her fabric celebration deftly, with dark tailored looks, seams and faux tailor’s markings outlined in contrasting stitching: trim notched-collared coat; skirt suit; tunic over skirt. Then came a high-collared dress with inset-floral brocade yoke, the first indication of fabric fancy, followed by inventive incorporations of the rich brocades: leather car coat strung with diagonal stripes of fabric; skirt with intricately swirling front panel contrasting the yellow varsity sweater vest with which it was shown. Many of the looks were polished to the point of prim. But along the way, things started to unravel in unfinished hems and seams that floated in distinct contrast to the brocades’ inherent hauteur. The accessories indicated the girl’s inner push-pull: coy color-blocked knee socks and dangerous sparkly earrings.

There was a lot going on, but Prada reminded all of the importance of design with her penultimate look: a plain, raw cotton dress with dressmaker markings in black, a reminder that schtick means nothing without clarity of design. Prada’s girl worked this push-pull to a fare-thee-well, unleashing her own — and her clothes’ — powers of sartorial seduction.

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Prada Suede Slip-On Sneaker

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Prada Suede Slip-On Sneaker

Prada Suede Slip-On Sneaker: With summer right around the corner, Prada releases these suede slippers to coincide with the change in weather as well as wardrobe. An upper constructed of high quality suede sits atop a microporous rubber sole while an elastic tab on the heel keeps the casual shoe in place. Shop the style here & here.

Fashion 101: Prada was founded in 1913 in Milan by Mario Prada and was originally known as Prada Brothers. In 1978, Mario’s granddaughter Miuccia Prada led the company’s expansion into distinctive clothing that quickly became a favorite among celebrities worldwide. Currently, Prada is one of the most influential clothing lines in the fashion industry, with an iconic collection that includes sunglasses, handbags, and shoes in addition to men’s and women’s clothing.

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Prada Saffiano Print Shoulder Bag

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{my daily crush} Prada Saffiano Print Shoulder Bag
Prada Saffiano Print Shoulder Bag

Prada Saffiano Print Shoulder Bag is the one to get for spring if you want to add a bit of color to your look. Inspired by the work of artists like Diego Rivera, Miuccia Prada invited  muralists and illustrators, Gabriel Specter, Jeanne Detallante and Stinkfish, to collaborate on In the Heart of the Multitude, a floor-to-ceiling installation that served as the backdrop for her spring 2014 collection. The theme, strong women, was echoed in the clothes and accessories that marched down the runway to the tune of Britney Spears’s “Work Bitch”  during the Prada’s last runway. Shop your favorite below:

 

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Harrods Pradasphere Exhibition

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Harrods PRADASPHERE exhibition, launching in May, will catalogue the multifaceted activities of the Italian design house, from fashion and accessories to architecture, cinema, and beyond.

Concurrently, the legendary Harrods Windows will showcase treasures from the Prada archives coupled with a capsule collection of ready-to-wear, bags, shoes and accessories inspired by iconic Prada collections from the last 100 years – developed exclusively for Harrods.

On the store’s Fourth Floor, the PRADASPHERE exhibition will trace the ambitions of Italy’s most influential fashion house, and present a broad spectrum of historic collections, special projects, collaborations and experiments. The carefully selected pieces of design ideas will be added to the first PRADASPHERE Café.

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Prada RTW Fall 2014

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Color and sheer: Prada showed plenty of both, marked by a casual, rugged flamboyance, sensual and eccentric. “I really went bold. I liked this theme.” She offered that simple assessment post-show before voicing headier concepts: “It’s about humanity, it’s about people, feelings, emotion. I wanted to try to transmit that kind of humanity and that kind of thinking.”

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