If the devil wears Prada, the devil must be one fun girl!
Prada experimented with an eclectic combination of earth and electric tones in this Spring/Summer collection that rattles a few feathers and shimmered delightfully to and fro. The stills of this show do not do the clothes of the collection justice, as these pieces all moved so beautifully, shimmering like the reflections of the sun on an ocean surface. Milan Fashion Week was the stage and Prada its star with a colorful and jazzy collection that does what no one thought was possible…and brought the leg warmer to high fashion! Hallelujah!
Left, right, left…models worked the runway in militant looks adorned with sequin embellished bra tops (and of course said leg-warmers). Alrighty, so maybe you wouldn’t wear this to work this way, but maybe consider it. Separately each piece works beautifully, but together is where the signature Prada styling comes to play. I love the this mix of classic hunter green and navy, thrown with turquoise, reds and yellows. More and more there are less rules to abide by in fashion, and these styles thrown together are the definition of style.
I also love this look interpreted through gorgeous strapless cocktail dresses. And of course I’m a big fan of the bejeweled leg warmer. I’ve already been enjoying the knee-highs all over the Spring/Summer 2014 runways, but are these are even more fun!
The Prada show was hosted in a room lined with beautiful murals of gorgeous, art deco faces. But, the faces weren’t just painted on the walls, but on the fashions as well. Artistic director, Miuccia Prada clearly has a knack for artistic collections. Her cartoon-esque florals of the Spring 2013 collection have blossomed into beautiful portraits.
I love how colorful these pieces are, from head to toe. I especially love the yellow and orange tones. Alright, so I can see some of you out there looking at this with a little bit of hesitation…but I think these are such great examples of fashion literally being art. Fashion is the walking portrait of a woman, and so to literally put the portrait of a woman front and center (with gorgeous bead and sequin embellishments) is a contemporary stroke of genius.
Look how gorgeous the detail work of these pieces are. They have such dimension to them. I love the green scale-like segments! That work is so amazing I would love to see it a full gown like that. *Begs anyone to make me one*
Beads and sequins, also, delicately trail over bold colors. These omit the portraits in favor of rich color that would be eye-catching at any event, no matter what the season. These are cheerful, loud and youthful. I only wish they paired these with the unique heals of the collection, rather than these beaded and athletic sandals.
“Burberry isn’t the only brand who can make a killer coat!” screams these fantastic jackets. I honestly don’t think I’ve seen jackets this fresh before, ever. The purple blue is of course my favorite, given my obsession with purple…but I’m also really uniquely drawn to the sun and rainbow coat in the center. It’s so unusual, but I think I’d really have a lot of fun wearing it. I don’t know, I can’t properly explain why I like it. I guess it’s just a representation of how strange I can be at times 🙂
And now let’s talk shoes:
It’s no secret that Prada designs amazing shoes, but I really love these. Love as in L-O-V-E! They are gorgeous. They’re chunky but also extremely feminine. Plus, how can you not covet that heal? Heals and leg-warmers. What an exciting duo!
Well, Prada…you have my sworn approval. This collection is so full of life I feel like I just had a triple shot of espresso. I’m never afraid to go bold in fashion and I’m once again elated that Muccia Prada is in agreement. Neutral palettes just aren’t half the fun as this. Sorry! (Not sorry ;))
And YES, I’m totally heading to a sporting goods store soon to buy some leg-warmers. Perhaps I’ll also bejewel them! Why wait around for these? Bring it on Dicks!
Please, please do yourself a favor and watch the full collection so you can capture the true essence of these pieces when you see them in action. These stills are stunning, but truly don’t do this collection justice at all.
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