April 20 2014

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177 posts tagged "Prada"

On Our Radar: Albertus Swanepoel For Timo Weiland Turbans


First blanket capes, then all those furs and shearlings, and now the ever multiplying boot-cut trousers on the runways—I smell a certain ritzy-boho something in the air. (It’s not, thank God, patchouli.) This fall, it’s free to be you and me, a little bit gypsy, a little bit hippie. It’s one reason why I’ve been thinking about the combination turban-hats that Albertus Swanepoel designed for Timo Weiland in New York a few weeks back. The CFDA-nominated milliner created the jewel-toned silk toppers for Weiland and co-designer Alan Eckstein’s Fall 2010 show, where they picked up the young-eccentric vibe of the clothes. They remind me of the ones Prada pioneered way back (in fashion eras, at least) in Spring ’07. If you missed those the first time around, Swanepoel’s will be available exclusively at New York’s Pas de Deux. Cool, man.

Photo: Courtesy of Timo Weiland

Blasblog: My Fashion-Week Week Off


The inconvenient truth of fashion weeks this season? Chalk it up to whatever you will, but Mother Nature has not been on the side of style or stilettos. Snow drifts in New York, rain in London, gale-force winds in Milan—it’s enough to make you consider a night in. (Just kidding!) But knowing full well there would be no rest for the weary in Paris, I did the unthinkable—skipped Milan fashion week and headed for the recently opened Amanyara resort in Turks and Caicos instead.

On the islands, we weren’t exempt from a little inclement weather, either; when I first landed, it poured in the Turks. (At one point, I thought it was raining sideways.) But on the advice of Alexa Chung, who had a similar experience down in the Caribbean recently, I put myself in the hands of a gregarious, mustached bartender, who plied me with delicious island drinks I had the good sense not to ask what was in. But ultimately the sun came out, the beach beckoned my name, and I spent beach days relaxing and, of course, checking out the collections here on From the comfort of my little island retreat I fell in love with Peter Dundas at Pucci, thought peekaboo knitwear at Missoni was genius, and adored the casting at Prada (Victoria’s Secret models in Italian high fashion? OK!). Blame it on my environment, I was even feeling the pirate-hooker-damsel-in-distress vibe at Cavalli. And now, rested and refreshed, I’m trading paradise for Paris, where I’m heading tomorrow, straight off the plane and to Balmain, ladies and gentlemen. I just hope my fellow editors recognize me with this tan and an accessory that may be foreign to those who have ridden the fashion train straight from New York through to Paris—a smile.

Prada Serves Up Curves, On And Off The Runway


Last night, Carsten Höller, the artist responsible for the famous slide that carries Miuccia Prada from her office to her car, made an interesting point about a criminally overlooked part of her sensational presentation: the food and drink she served her guests. Höller insisted Miuccia puts almost as much thought into these details as the clothes. Possibly an exaggeration, but there’s no doubt that the choux pastries were a subtle extrapolation of the ample curves on the catwalk. And the Scotch and water and Rusty Nail cocktails were just the sort of drink a strong-willed woman would have ordered in the golden era of the bombshell that Prada was referencing. Christina Hendricks in Mad Men? Yes, please.

Monster’s Ball Gowns, Blue Steel Returns, And More…


Exactly as you’d expect, the dress code for the Monster’s Ball—also known as Lady Gaga’s new tour—is anything but black tie. Giorgio Armani and Miuccia Prada are two of the names who’ve created onstage gowns for La Gaga in her usually understated style. Prada’s, which has already been seen onstage in Ireland, is made of ciré, a plasticized jersey; Armani’s looks include a round-shouldered, sequined bodysuit with matching sunglasses (pictured). Of course. [FWD]

Two words: Zoolander 2. (Well, a word and a numeral, technically.) Ben Stiller to star, Jonah Hill to co-star, Justin Theroux to write/direct. Now we’re wondering: Were all those Fall 2010 shows Theroux hit in New York for research? [Racked]

Kim Kardashian defends her line with Bebe against accusations that she copied Fendi looks, saying, “The clothes you see in the chain stores at your mall are all inspired by designer, runway fashion!!! What stores like Bebe do is take runway fashion and use it as inspiration to create pieces that are wearable and accessible for everyone.” So, in other words, yeah, she copied all those Fendi looks. [StyleList]

In sad news, Alexander McQueen is laid to rest in London today at a private ceremony. [WWD]

And the wardrobe of his friend Daphne Guinness, is headed to FIT for an exhibition in 2011. If her current preoccupations hold, it should be 80 percent veils by then. [WWD]

Get ready to take a lunch break. Prada live-streams from Milan at 1 p.m. EST. [Prada]

Photo: Courtesy of Giorgio Armani

The March Of The Teutons; Fashionably…Early?; And More…


Keep an eye on the castings at Elise Øverland this season: Heidi Klum and her fellow judges from Germany’s Next Top Model (pictured) will be front-row judging their contestants, who will be among the catwalkers. Spoiler alert? [Fashionista]

Prada and Fendi have agreed to move their Milan women’s shows to an earlier date, effectively extending fashion week. If you listen closely, you can almost hear the phones at Alitalia ringing furiously as every editor races to reschedule her flight. [WWD]

Kelly Cutrone wants figure skater Johnny Weir front row at Jeremy Scott. Please, please tell us there’s an Olympic outfit by JS in this kid’s future. (It would make for an epic battle of the unitards with one of Vera Wang’s designs for Evan Lysacek.) [The Moment]

And it turns out that Jersey Shore‘s Pauly D. and Blink-182′s Travis Barker have the same “Cadillac” tattoo on their torsos. This message has been brought to you by the Council of Overly Attentive Media Consumers, and presumably lamented through the halls of the Cadillac HQ. [Racked]

Photo: Courtesy Prosieben