Prada Fall/Winter 2011 Milan Review

Daniela Tijerina, Reporter

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This fall take a trip back to the sixties with Prada’s most recent collection. This time around Miuccia Prada turns back time with her adaptation of fall and winter. She sent classic sixties silhouettes down the two story runway but brought them back to life with modern textures and luxurious embellishments. Although no two looks were the same they all acquired the same elegance and shined new light on an unforgettable era in fashion.

The show opened to a black coat with a nude collar accented with large silver buttons and paired with a skull hugging cap, lard nude glasses, and the stars of the show which were the shoes. The shoes donned by the all the models in several variations were by far the it shoe of the season in my opinion.Reaching right below the knee, the boots were a at first thought to be a Mary Jane matched with thick socks, however the boot was a new approach on a timeless shoe. Each boot was had a unique touch, some were shorter than others, some wore bright colors and suede, others wore bold, warm colors of snakeskin rather than suede. They were the perfect accessory to what appeared to be a sophisticated yet mysterious woman. Aside from the shoes, the clothes were just as magnificent. The beginning of the show consisted mostly of polite and tailored coats that were perfect for the upcoming fall season. As the first set of models reached the second floor and new batch of girls showcased sixties inspired dresses and well as lady-like blouses paired with skirts. They girls held over sized clutches tightly to their chest which lay over boldly printed drop waist dresses, snakeskin overcoats, furry dresses and coats, and scaled cocktail dresses. As the show approached an end the show became less ladylike and more romantic, adding low backs and fur into the mix. The collection contained looks perfect for all occasions of the fall season.

The hair and makeup suited the collection beautifully and had an effortless look. The models facing appeared to be all natural only accentuating their high cheek bones and strong eyes. The hair had the same nonchalant attitude as the girls sported either a straight and sleek low ponytail or a cap on top of the ponytail. All together the with the clothing the look came together flawlessly.

Audience members watched  the show surrounded by two levels of models walking back and forth and up and down a flight of stairs. The setting was minimalist and mysterious. It had great affect on the mood of the collection and added to the overall show. Another touch of mystery involved was the music, it was edgy and gave me goosebumps. With all of these details executed perfectly the show panned out to be not only one of my favorite collections of the season but one of Miuccia Prada’s best in my eyes.

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