Friday, 4 January 2013

Cherry Blossoms by PRADA Spring/Summer 2013


“Japanese . . . and the Sixties,” said Miuccia Prada backstage at her collection, which melded the naïf daisies so beloved of the youthquake modernist Courrèges with the cherry blossoms woven into a kimono’s silken folds.

The show opened on a somber note, with mini or midi-length dresses (or tunics layered over clamdigger pants, or even knitted rompers) in shadowy blacks, inky blue, and bottle green, in boxy, rectangular shapes, deliberately cut to subvert the conventional norms of fit bust darts that don’t quite curve the body as they are generally intended, skirt volumes that are a tad clunky and off-kilter. Even the poppy red lip and the messily teased French pleats threw off any costume-literal revisiting of the 1960s look. The second part of the collection, meanwhile, melted into duchess satin pieces in pretty sugar-almond shades of spring-bud green and blush pink.

For Miuccia, this dichotomy represented “the struggles women have between toughness and softness, the rigor followed by delicacy, and the poetic part of women.” But even those dark opening pieces were touched with lightness a digital print of a partly blown-away dandelion clock on an oversize appliqué patch, for instance, or a sprig of Far Eastern blooms, or those sweet Courrèges daisy shapes carved out of astrakhan or sewn on as though by earnest ladies at a quilting bee reflecting the charming handicraft spirit of the season. More tiny little buds and blooms garlanded a single bangle, dotted the top bar of cartoonish eyeglasses, and trimmed the straps and clasps of the tidy little purses in playfully conventional, old-fashioned shapes.

The stiff, little late sixties clothes hanging in Miuccia’s personal wardrobe have been a mine of inspiration for her many times before, but its always intriguing to see how she will reinterpret them, and layer the basic shapes or ideas with a totally new concept.

Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories 

Photo Credit/Source: © VOGUE
Runway: Photography by © Marcus Tondo/GoRunway
Details: Photography by © Gianni Pucci/GoRunway

Andrea's favourite looks of PRADA at LYST:  

PRADA Spring 2013 Runway Look 42, Look 36, Look 38, Look 40, Look 32, Look 31, Look 30, Look 29, Look 21Look 20, Look 19, Look 18, Look 14, Look 13, Look 12, Look 1 ... Stay-tuned to shop! Love, Andrea 

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Great post, really insightful :) x

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