Friday, September 20, 2013

Prada Spring 2014

            I have something in common which pretty much anybody: I love Prada. It's fun but not too strange, doesn't just make boring clothes but with a big price tag (and, yes, they do have a big price tag). This collection is no different.
            Look 1 has so much going on, it's hard to figure out where to start. Bunched up green flowers, blinged out orange collar, with a street art face on the skirt. Some of the best designers on earth (Schiaparelli, Raf Simons at Dior) have used actual paintings or prints in their work, and this is one of the best. 5 was nothing special, but I loved the pointy head piece. Look 6 brought us back to the street art with an over skirt that opens almost through the middle of the face on the skirt. The pop art style of the dress was delightful. 7 and 8 used the same artist for full dresses, which admittedly looked tacky. When you depend to much on someone else's print, it's lazy. 10 made me a bit guilty, since I don't like wearing fur.But it looks SO FABULOUS! It's like the child of Fendi and an 80's beach towel.
            Look 22 was another favorite. Colors of red, blue, and yellow pop right out of the dress. Straight dresses like this can be a bit boring, but these colors compensated. 24, again: Fur guilt! The shade with yellow and the street art print...ugh. It's like nothing else, especially in the world of fur. And yet again, in look 32! Gosh. This is killing me. I love how Prada is giving us a stylish  alternative to the normal fur that's just looks like ten Pomerians that had their hair blown out. 41, unlike many of the dresses in the collection, was form fitting. Ready to wear can get stuck in that rectangle dress rut a lot. But this dress is far from that. I loved the juxtaposition of the starry night embroidery with a raibow (and a ghostly face peeking up from the bottom. This collection is my favorite so far out of Milan. The colors, prints, and art were just so lush and unlikely. An utter lack of boring!

1 comment:

  1. Great review, it's nice to hear someone else younger who really likes fashion! You're right Prada this season is great, the face shapes and the athletic socks are so cool! My favorite collection still might be FW11 (I just think the 60s are so perfect).