For me, the dress in picture no.5 is my favourite, but I wasn't quite sure what to make of the shapes and prints on some of the pieces. It will be interesting to see how the collection develops in print campaigns and editorials.
these pictures are great but overall Prada has left me feeling disappointed. I dont see anything fresh here and realistically cant see many people wearing this collection. im hoping for better things to come over the next few days x
Love the colors and stripes; love the more fitted-cut dresses. Not so keen on the looser-fitting silhouettes. M. Prada is a consummate designer. Love the shoes. I also noticed that Alexander McQueen's influence on the prints, not just for this show, but for other shows during fashion week world-wide is very palpable. Long live McQueen and Prada!
Love seeing the final runway – a walking rainbow. But some of those silhouttes are just not flattering. I agree with a post above – how will this collection work in real life? Some pretty dresses and shoes though. That first outfit looked like something from the movie "Brazil!"
These prints are really original and inspiring.I just got tickets for an amazing fashion forum in NY on Oct 8th! I thought I should share because I believe it could help people like me trying to meet fashion professionals and learn about the newest trends in our industry! â™Ą
hm. fun patterns and, nice, sort of garish use of color, but I see the the shape of the banana shirt enough on older, overweight men who bought them in the 90s at Walmart. Why am I seeing them on Prada models?
Also, I think I have a pair of tri-color platform sneakers that I wore in 1997. I was seven. How bout we leave those shoes wrapped in old posters of the Spice Girls, yeah?
I'm surprised by how much I like the colors; I think it's their high level of saturation & combination with lots of black–whatever it is, they look delicious, not garish. Love the shoes in the first photo, too. But those boxy Hawaiian shirts are a bad, bad idea. I love oversized, but these, like the Saunders shirts, look oddly stiff and awkward. Maybe paired with narrow jeans after a few dozen washes and dryings…
Pretty darn awful, except for the second to the last photo (striped slim-fitting spaghetti strap sheath with flounce). It's Too Much. Interesting batch of comments, this time. Most are very pro, or very con. P.S., If you are in Milan, as I imagine you are, then you posted this at 1:30 A.M. local time; mercy me, what dedication!
Wow, this is the first time I've loved Prada at first sight, it usually takes a little while to grow on me. My friend in Fiji did wonder if Miuccia stole the banana print idea from him, and I have to say I saw similar prints on shirts at a Fijian grocery store just a few hours ago here in Melbourne!!
sandwiched platform soles?? barroc monkeys??banana shapeless shirt?? I wonder what it would be the editors' reaction if any other less known designar had put the same absurdity on the catwalk. It looks like one of those proyect runaway gone really wrong..
Love the colour, and the stripe-and-print combinations remind me of Italian street fashion of the 80s – Enrico Coveri, Fiorucci, Byblos. It's wonderful to see colour – summer is coming to the Southern hemisphere and this is inspiring and fresh. BUT, the girls look particularly hideous and theatrical. Yes yes, I know it's a show, but why do they have to look so ugly? Some of them actually look quite sheepish – no doubt because they know how silly they look. Interesting that the fabrics have been printed in such a way that the back side is white – makes me think that they are all quite crisp and heavy. Unusual, in that this is traditionally the cheap and cheerful way of printing fabric, and not sophisticated at all.
I love the colours, like most of the comments above, but I'm really not sure about the boxy shape of the shirts. But perhaps my eye just needs time to adjust–it's funny how some things/clothes/shoes make you go "yuk!" the first time you see them, but twelve months later they're all you want! (Is this the biggest sign of a fashion victim?)
At the moment I love the fitted flouncy dress the most.
First time I ever post a comment here. First time I really do not know wether or not I like a collection, the idea behind it…some items are very wearable, others maybe just meant to provoke the strong reactions of the comments above
i love the perfect amalgamation of feminine and sporty looks one hand and other pop and art nouveau.. its extremely beautiful the perfect combination colours print and quirk elements together and the styling, hair makeup and the sunnies ….just wow..wow…wow!!!
I believe Miuccia must have had TOO good of a time at an "Ugliest Hawaiian Shirt" contest in Imperial Beach this summer. (Although there wasn't much summer in IB or elsewhere in SoCal this year). Great color combinations.
Reminds me of the munchkins in the Land of OZ. I would rather some of the big shirts, mated with something snug to the body. But otherwise, it is marvelous. Especially the sheer fun the designer(s) are having with classic meets cartoon. Bravo!
Can't help but wonder what umbrella they would take to the beach.
I agree with Barbara about the white underside of the printed fabric,
"Interesting that the fabrics have been printed in such a way that the back side is white – makes me think that they are all quite crisp and heavy. Unusual, in that this is traditionally the cheap and cheerful way of printing fabric, and not sophisticated at all."
I wish the flounces on the bottoms of the skirts were at least lined in black or a contrasting color..they look like cheap computer-printed stiff fabrics. I do like the digital-esque prints, but too bad they look unfinished…
Like some fellow fashion person once said on a style.com-video: "Miuccia has got such a high taste level, she's up there all by herself."
I wouldn't fully agree to that, as there are so many other designers who do great things, but she knows how to impress and set trends every single season – we'll be seeing many of these clothes in editorials over and over and over again – can't wait!
does anyone think that this is a good collection? really….? personally i think Prada has lost his path…it has not an own DNA, is always the new for the sake of new…when you talk about the old Saint Lauren or the first Margiela or now Dries or new designers such as Tisci, Thyeskens or Raf Simons all of them have a personality …Prada is, for me, like a Zara de lux! garments for a season an then trow them away…