Thursday, 13 June 2013

Don't stomp your little last season Pradas at me honey!

When I think of Italian fashion I inevitably think of the Prada. Not just because of the infamous quote from the best lawyered movie ever, but because Prada tends to show some rather strange things on the runway that I just can't quite connect with. Their strangest stuff lately is their rather conceptual take on Fall florals for Spring/Summer 2013. I'm all for messing with seasonal fashion expectations, but flowers on fur? Totally not digging it. Especially when the fur (and the flowers) looks totally faked.

And then there's the odd proportions... I'm sorry, but who is honestly going to be able to pull off that odd tunic without looking like they're wearing their kids' clothes? Or having that much bulk around the hips? Only women who are 6'5 and weigh 110 pounds. Which is like no one in the real world.

Ironically, I quite love the odd flowers transposed on the classic hard lines of a Prada purse. Putting flowers on a purse for adults can be tricky (hello we're not in kindergarten anymore), but the conceptual flower design adds a touch of whimsy and interest to the sometimes overly hard lines of the Prada purse.

Then it gets weird again, as the flowers move down the body. All the way down to shoes. For men... I'm not sure if I love this look, or hate it, but I'm pretty sure the men of today-land are not quite evolved enough to accept flowered footwear. Though I would love to see some men do it, just because they can! (Do I hear a challenge acepted anyone?)

Hopefully Prada can reign it in next year and go back to the fabulousness that they had circa Sex & the City season 6. Afterall, I totally want to be one of those women who introduces her new boyfriend to "the Prada" rather than the parents.

Images courtesy of Tumblr. 

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