Saturday, September 24

Prada SS12- It’s Greased Lightning!
PradaSS12, Garance Doré, The Sartorialist
I never need more reasons to love Miuccia Prada and yet every season she insists on adding new ones to the list. Prada's SS12 collection was perfect from beginning to end. We have seen a clear 50's inspiration on the brand's FW11 and Resort 2012 lines, which I obviously loved, and now Miuccia is still looking back in time but moving on.

The new collection is very influenced by the sexy lines and colours of the late 1950's. In fact, Prada specifically focused on the epitome of that era –Grease, set in 1959. Just as we saw on the SS11 collection, Miuccia has the ability of being quite literal in terms of graphics and prints while creating beautiful pieces everyone wants to wear because they also feel very forward.
The ever so famous 'Grease lightning' covers the back of silk jackets with embellished collars and sleeves. Its peculiar flame motifs are used at Prada to flank the leather bi-colour shoes, which made the models look like a queue of Hermes impersonators.
We saw a lot of pleated silks on skirts and dresses and heaps of jewellery. I really loved the latter because, while it was slightly ostentatious, very Italian, it also felt very modern and graphic. It complemented the embroidery and patterns of the jackets beautifully.
And don't forget the sunglasses. Miuccia has a way of creating the most-wanted model every season. She did it again at Miu Miu for FW11, after all.

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