It seems there is no stopping Miuccia. I won't even try to have an opinion, because in my experience after a few months every single of her designs have become major trends – and I follow like a little sheep.
Normally I am a huge detractor of Miuccia's work. Her pretended intellectualism and her fake "i want to make you think"attitude borders the ridicule(chandelier dresses and chiquita banana tunics to say the least). Neverthless with this collection she surprised me in a very pleasant way. Her references to Saint Laurent with the Mondrian dresses are stunningly beautiful. The cut, the shapes and the materials were all used in a modern way but with a vague reference to the past, in a Rabaneish way( the plastic scales dresses are simply gorgeous). I am in love with this collection.Pitty there was no black girls or chinese girls(her main market actually, but here too she was in the "im not doing the obvious" mood) in the casting.
Oh no. How do you feel about the use of proportion in the styling? Very awkward length of boot used with these looks, in my opinion. Managed to highlight the most unflattering 1/4 of the human leg. Even on these gorgeous women. Some flats or chunky heels would have been much better, no?
The belts are in a really unflattering spot for any woman, resting on the widest part of their bodies drawing your attention there. If you can make a runway model look this wide, this look will be unflattering on the majority of women.
I think the Gucci collection is much stronger than Prada this season: The right combinations of sexy:quirky, demure:exposed, wearable:OTT. Miuccia hasn't quite hit that perfect balance, but some great elements in there.
beautiful collection.. fall 2011 is looking colorfully refined.. i adore it in Prada. Thank You for all your pictures Scott and keeping us updated with all the beautiful collections down the runway and style streets.
I can't say that I was particularly drawn to the styling in this collection, but I do appreciate the house moving forward, when so many other houses have been stuck in the same trends for seasons on end.
Fur again! I think the fur arguement is really about to kick off and I for one am steadfastly against it. I also think some designers use the negative publicity to raise the profile of their collections. Who was it that said "There's only one thing worse than being talked about and that's NOT being talked about."?
Love the pop of color. And the sight of the models clutching all types of bags uniformly to one side. There's a certain neatness and chic-ness to this collection. But wearability? Not quite; I'd look too wide. Even the models do not look as lithe as they usually do.
6th pic in that girl is the epitome of cool; I would get nervous trying to talk with her. I get nervous just thinking of talking with her! Something about the color combinations in the preceding pics seems off, except pic 3, as if being inspired by a kilt.
Even the models look disappointed. For such a strong house with such a strong Spring collection… what happened? I feel like I've seen this all before, and even if this was a ready-to-wear collection, hardly any modern woman could wear those proportions. It's all very uninspired.
The 4th and 5th models look to young for these clothes. These are clothes to be worn by women, not young girls. There is nothing sexy or sophisticated about those models, and they cancel out those qualities which are very evident in the collection.
i really like it, it has a 60s twist, especially with the belts and the buttons, the length is modern, although that sounds weird, but the 60s dresses were way shorter. i like this collection, it's different from anything else i've seen so far. well this season i mean.
I have to agree with some of the other comments in that I don't particularly think this was a strong collection from Prada. Although I love playing with body shapes, the cut of the jackets along with the belts would look quite terrible on a woman of average size. However, the shots are lovely as always!
Despite the always great photography, I'd have to give the clothes a big fat "blech." The models look 20 lbs. heavier than I know they really are. I cringe to think how us "real girls" would look in these frocks.
First off–kudos to the photographer, excellent work. I don't follow all this stuff as closely as I used to, which perhaps make my opinions noteworthy or maybe just ill-advised, but this collection is just awful to me. Not to mention some of the models look like death warmed over. The ensembles that are original are frumpy, incoherent and unflattering, looks like she did them in her sleep. The looks that differ from the clear formula here just remind me 1996 Todd Oldham (nothing wrong with that, but…seriously?). The footwear is pretty hot tho.
It's odd with the semi-belts so low, the fake snakeskin trench coats just look cheap and ugly and some patterns there are just not beautiful, there's something off. Shame. This Prada collection isn't as appelaing as the Spring/Summer 11 one, which I adored!
It's so ugly with the belts so low and it clashes with teh aptterns of the coats. Also the snakeskin plastic trenchcoats look ugly and cheap. What a shame. I really adored teh Spring/summer 2011 colection, but here they've really gone over the top, to ugliness.
The green/brown "scale" dress with the blue boots is hands down the coolest outfit I've seen in a long time. I love the mix of colours and textures. Better yet, it's so unique I'll bet some people wouldn't even consider wearing it.
Minus the boots and snake skin pimp coats, this looks like Marni meets Ports 1961… and not in a good way. I hate this collection lol sorry to say, and Prada usually does me good. The photos are really amazing though.
Ports 1961 2008 FW + Marni SS 2011 + other random Marni pieces.