177 posts tagged "Prada"
One of the accessory trends we’ve spotted on the runways this season in Milan is the return of statement eyewear. It feels like years since the Olsens-approved giant, goggle shade had its day, and if Prada (left), Jil Sander (center), and Marni (right) are anything to go by, that day is back. Oversize frames ruled the runways at Prada—especially, in the color-heavy season, in vivid brights like orange. Looking for a toned-down version? Consuelo Castiglioni’s translucent frames give a hint of the ruddy coloring that’s a shade closer to a classic tortoiseshell.
For Spring, Miuccia Prada showed a collection with more than a few girlish frills: Amid the fluoro-colored uniforms Tim Blanks called “(extra)ordinary,” there were ruffle skirts, dangling stoles, and Josephine Baker-ish finger waves. But we couldn’t help noticing that the stacked-sole flats sported by some of the models (above left) looked very familiar—from Prada’s Spring ’11 menswear collection, no less. The menswear-style brogues she showed with strata soles of jute and rubber were versions of men’s shoes (above right) she debuted on the Milan men’s runway back in June. (And, come to think of it, the boxy orange uniform dresses, top left had their equivalent at the guys’ show, too.) We’re waiting for some fashion-forward couple to wear a matching set. Brangelina dressers, are you reading this?
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What’s old is new again at Miu Miu: The label is launching a collection of limited-edition dresses in vintage prints from its own archive. Eight past-season prints were revived in two dress styles, available exclusively at Miu Miu shops. Prada launched a similar initiative this past summer to great success (and a surprisingly strong celebrity following, too). If you missed a past print, now’s your chance—but don’t wait long. You’ll be kicking yourself if you miss it twice.
Miu Miu limited-edition vintage print dresses, $1,030, available at Miu Miu stores nationwide, www.miumiu.com.
In our print-crazed moment, wild designs of every stripe are getting fresh looks, from printed pants to clashing patterned outfits. But around our office, we’ve been feeling the time’s right for a more classic, utilitarian print to make a comeback, too: good, old-fashioned army/navy camouflage. Looks like we’re not alone. Chris Benz, in the Times today, discussed his renewed fondness for all things camo (including the more graphic Australian and Duck patterned versions), and designers from Prada to J Brand to Rag & Bone have all showed print pieces. They’re bold enough to look basic, even neutral—but you definitely won’t blend in. Here are a few of our favorite items.
Above: Rag & Bone Fall ’10; A.P.C. military-style jacket, $340, available at www.apc.fr.
Prada bifold Saffiano leather wallet, $355, available at www.prada.com.
Camouflage-printed silk shirt by Equipment (right) and T-shirt by Wayne (left).
Bags from Michael Kors (left) and Trussardi 1911 (right).
Camouflage-printed jeans by J Brand.