177 posts tagged "Prada"
When Carey Mulligan shot from obscurity to insta-fame in An Education, it seemed that the fashion world had found its next style-star ingenue. She was cute, she was chic—all Seberg bob and real, no-kidding acting chops—and designers all took notice and started sending dresses. But as she hit more and more high-profile events, Mulligan seemed to sartorially disappoint as often as she delighted (ahem, the Met ball). There’s even been some dispute around our offices about how stylish she actually is. Our faith may waver occasionally, but Miuccia Prada’s hasn’t. Mulligan continues to step out in Miu Miu and Prada, and when she touched down at Cannes to promote Wall Street 2, she gave us an early look at Prada’s new print collection, which hits stores later this month. Some may disagree—some, even, in the next cubicle over—but this is the kind of look that’s perfect for the pixie-ish actress. The archival print feels easy and natural on her, and the vintage-inspired look (the flared skirt, the classic Ferragamo pumps) feels more modern than some of her more contemporary choices. So what do you think? Oui or non—is this Cannes done right?
Over the weekend, Prada unveiled its latest store at Orange County’s tony South Coast Plaza shopping center. Prada go-to architect Roberto Baciocchi designed the 5,070-square-foot space, with luminous polycarbonate curtains framing the store’s two wide entrances, windows, and light boxes. Inside, you’ll find pastel green canvas walls, smoky mirrors, and a series of polygonal areas highlighting each product category: womenswear, menswear, accessories, bags, and shoes. Even Angelenos, who have a local Prada of their own, may want to make the drive. In addition to the space, South Coast Plaza will stock exclusives such as handbags in tropical floral prints and the new Prada archive Prints capsule collection, which hits stores in May.
The jury’s out on socks with cutout shoes. They’ve become a mainstay of the runways—Prada and Marni both showed them for Fall—and a favorite of the street-style photogs like our own Tommy Ton. Dissenters, on the other hand, say they’re too editorial for everyday wear. (Try the look at the office and be prepared to explain yourself.) But Bruno Frisoni’s having his cake and eating it, too. The covetable platform pumps he created for Fall with attached socks, one of Candy Pratts Price’s picks of the season, also come in a more commercial, sockless option. One way or the other, you’re covered—or uncovered, as the case may be.
PLUS: For more of the season’s best accessories, check out our Fall 2010 Accessory Report.
Hermès and luxury yacht-maker (is there any other kind?) Wally have dissolved their partnership, so no more Hermès yachts. To the two people on earth this actually affects, our condolences. [WWD]
Items from Christian Lacroix’s last collection for Jean Patou (Spring 1987) went on the auction block in Paris and raised a total of about $226,000, including more than $1,000 for a “slave bracelet.” [WWD]
Fresh off of Alice, Tim Burton is already planning on remaking another Disney classic, Sleeping Beauty. His top choice for Maleficient, the poisonous witch: Angelina Jolie. Don’t read anything into that. [Racked]
Prada’s latest sunglasses campaign goes live on the label’s Web site tomorrow, featuring beachy images shot by Steven Klein, music by Frederic Sanchez, and Prada girl-of-the-moment Rasa Zukauskaite (pictured in Prada’s shades). If you can’t make it to Biarritz, you can at least make it to Prada.com, right? [Fashionista]
And Sir Hardy Amies, the British tailor whose name is all but synonymous with bespoke suiting, is making a triumphant return to…bespoke suiting. The homecoming follows his company’s financial collapse in 2008. [Vogue U.K.]
Fall 2010: brought to you by the Global Association of Hosiery Manufacturers? Fall is always when the best of knitwear hits the runway, but this season, luxe socks are getting their turn at some of the most directional shows. At Rag & Bone (left), David Neville and Marcus Wainwright kitted their mountaineers in thick, multicolored knee socks peeking out of boots. Miuccia Prada chose dramatic cabled versions, paired for maximum effect with patent pumps (center). And at Christian Dior (right), John Galliano loved the frill of the chase, giving thigh-skimming stockings to a few of his lucky equestriennes. Insert your own “sock it to us” quip here.