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Brilliant color has been one of the major runway stories of Spring ’11 so far, and not only in apparel. Accessories are turning up in vivid shades, too. In particular, we’ve noticed a preference for green at the Milan shows to date, ranging from a dark teal all the way to apple. We’ve arranged them across the spectrum here, with bags from (left to right) Salvatore Ferragamo, Fendi, Prada, Jil Sander, and Bottega Veneta, above. But to really appreciate them, you need to click the image above for a larger version—in living color, as it were.
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.