134 posts tagged "Prada"
Those of us at Prada’s Fall ’13 menswear show in Milan this January walked in to find a fully furnished apartment, what Miuccia Prada called the “ideal house.” Its furnishings came courtesy of her longtime collaborator, Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and his firm OMA, which also works on Prada’s stores (or in company parlance, epicenters). OMA’s new collection inched nearer to reality at Milan’s Salone del Mobile this week, where OMA’s partner in the venture, the design company Knoll, unveiled the new range, dubbed Tools for Life. The Prada furnishings, it turns out, were prototypes; nothing that baby pink or plastic spiked seems likely to make it to production. But no doubt there are Prada obsessives out there who will be glad to replicate Mrs. P’s ideal house in their own. Prada, for her part, didn’t collaborate on the line: This does not mark the debut of Prada Casa. But she did lend OMA and Knoll the Prada HQ on Via Fogazzaro for their press conference yesterday.
Each season, Style.com’s market director, Marina Larroudé, combs through every collection to find the most covetable accoutrements. In our Fall 2013 Accessories Index, she highlights the best and biggest trends—from funny furs and demure pearls to spikes, studs, and combat boots. We couldn’t help but pick our own favorites, so below, the Style.com editors reveal what we’ll be craving come fall.
“It’s a long process to work on the Accessories Index. We feature almost 200 brands and around 5,000 images. Every season, I like to discover new brands to add to our list. It’s unfair to ask me for a favorite accessory, but I would be happy to have Rochas’ earrings, any Prada shoe, or any Victoria Beckham day bag.” —Marina Larroudé, market director
“I love the schoolmarm-meets-sexpot look of this Narciso Rodriguez pump.” —Nicole Phelps, executive editor
“In my imagination, I’m that chic kind of girl who cabs to and from appointments in a pair of single-sole Manolos. In reality, I’m subway-ing everywhere and need shoes I can really stomp around in. These lug-soled Stella McCartney beauties are the footwear equivalent of all-terrain vehicles, placing them at the top of my must-have list for fall.” —Brittany Adams, associate fashion editor Continue Reading “The Must-Have Accessories of Fall 2013, According to the Editors” »
If Prada’s Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola-directed Candy films are any indication, Mrs. Prada is an expert in cultural cross-pollination. So, naturally, the designer’s Fondazione Prada will be hosting an exhibition at the fifty-fifth Venice Biennale, which kicks off June 1. But don’t expect a Met-esque fashion venture. Instead, Prada will present When Attitudes Become Form: Bern 1969/Venice 2013—a to-a-tee re-creation of a groundbreaking show held in Bern, Switzerland, in 1969. The foundation plans to bring together works from the original installation (above), which featured icons such as Sol LeWitt, Richard Serra, Eva Hesse, Claes Oldenburg, and Carl Andre. And because it’s Prada, the whole thing will be set in the foundation’s eighteenth century palace, Ca’ Corner della Regina. Vintage conceptual art in Prada’s Italian mini-castle? We say bring on the Biennale.
When Attitudes Become Form: Bern 1969/Venice 2013will be on view at the Ca’ Corner della Regina, in Venice, from June 1 through November 24.
Your Head. When Attitudes Become Form, 1969, via grupaok.tumblr.com
Prada’s Spring collections exist, which is reason enough—when you’re Prada, at least—to commission Rem Koolhaas’ AMO to make this video, Prada Real Fantasies. (Video Fashion Week envy, perhaps?) I may be especially susceptible to its charms, as I’ve been having a real fantasy about those jogging pants. The beginning gives me shades of the Mad Men title sequence, but that part may be just me.
Thom Browne is on a roll. The FLOTUS favorite received a nomination for the CFDA’s Menswear Designer of the Year Award last night, and today, WWD announced that Browne is bowing a flagship in Tokyo. Slated to open on Saturday, Browne’s new boutique is set in the Aoyama district, in the same building as the recently launched Acne store (less immediate neighbors include Prada, Undercover, and Marc Jacobs). Being Thom Browne, the designer wanted his 4,500-square-foot space to be a full-on experience, and to seem as “non-retail as possible.” As for his Japanese fans, Browne says they’ve been some of his strongest supporters from the start. “They understand what I do better than most people around the world,” he told WWD. The boutique marks Browne’s second stand-alone store—the first being in Tribeca.