While many brands have been showcasing the sexy and seductive sides of women's fashion, Prada took a new direction and played up the innocent ingenue for its new Fall/Winter Collection. The trendy and demure Prada woman wears skirts four inches above the knee, wears her belts low and pairs her strappy Prada heels with knee socks. Many of the models came down the runway clutching a soft Prada bag resembling an anxious young woman, still unsure of how to carry herself. The unique flair of Miuccia Prada shone through the sixties inspired pieces with checked shifts, button up dresses and python printed socks.
A few surprises included a Python coat with a green tinged beaver collar and plexi-layered dresses and skirts combined with fur stoles and collars. The bonnet also made a comeback as it was sported in a selection of different looks, our favourite had to be a tan aviator cap paired with a lovely black coat with a tan collar that fell just before the knee. Prada's colour palette for Fall/Winter 2011-12 ranges from basic cream and black to deep reds, mustards, navy and cerulean blue and olive greens.
It is definitely a statement collection for a woman who feels she can pull off python with checkers – a feat that if achieved can create sheer fashion poetry. For the more classic woman, we suggest sticking to the sheer, softer hued shirt and skirt combos and white sixties dresses.
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