Monkeys, bananas, and pineapples, oh my. Eschewing minimalism as a current fashion trend, Miuccia Prada has opted instead for a Latin American inspired line that is full of bold colors, stripes and Baroque-style prints.
The cuts were inspired by Prada’s own men’s line, with strong shoulders and early 1960s, Don Draper-on-holiday type shirts. Skirts are featured in two designs, below-the-knee pencil skirts, and Carmen Miranda style skirts that flare mid-thigh. This entire line of Baroque-inspired pieces is made from double Japanese cotton.
Accessories include striped sombreros, made not from a print, but from sewn together strips of cotton, the same method used for the multiple striped dresses. A large collection of fox stoles has been made to accompany the bright colored dresses, and come in a plethora of youthful colors. The shoes are a sort of three-in-one combination platform of leather, straw and rubber, and are a fun, and, I suppose, comfortable addition to the collection.
Ms. Prada has described the new collection as ‘Baroque Minimalism’. The ‘minimalist’ part of the equation is of course the relatively simple cuts and lines of the clothing, which is offset by an explosion of primary colors. The result, once again, is truly legendary.
See here for Luxos coverage of other Spring/Summer 2011 collections:
Krizia Spring/Summer 2011
Cesare Paciotti Spring/Summer 2011