Sunday, September 26, 2010

Prada S/S 2011

An impressive display of bold colors at Prada. Italian designer Miuccia Prada displayed her version of Latin American luxury that was full of bold colors and amazing fabrics. She referenced the late legendary performers Carmen Miranda and Josephine Baker. Miranda influenced the prints of the monkeys, cherubs and pineapples that she famously wore on her head while performing. The banana prints referenced the trademark skirts that Baker would wear in her cabaret act. The bold colors of orange, hot pink, greens and indigo blue referenced the bright colors from Latin America. Horizontal bold stripes were visible in the tops, skirts, jackets, beach-side totes and fox fur stoles. The nautical stripes and the uniform-like pieces were similar to her recent men's collection that was inspired by uniforms. There was a great selection of ruffled dresses with spaghetti-straps available in black, orange and pink. Plain cotton suits, similar to uniforms, came in bold colors of orange, violet, hot pink and indigo. The Prada look had a straight forward bold attitude with a luxurious quality.

The show was held at the Prada headquarters show space with a metal and steel structure runway that light-up when the show started. American model and Prada exclusive Arizona Muse opened the event in a bright orange cotton uniform suit paired with a dyed green fox tail stole. The plain cotton suits where offered in various bright colors of orange, hot pink, indigo blue, green and bold stripes. The skirts were tight fitting with hemlines to the knee and some pieces had a feminine touch of thick frills at the bottom of the skirts. The fit of the jackets and the tops were incredibly loose and matched the colors of the skirts that they were paired with. The dresses were fitted and offered bold prints and stripes. The cuts and colors of the clothes gave a Caribbean sensation and one might think of Cuba.

Admired pieces were the sun dresses that had plenty of structure with thin straps and a deep v-neck and had frills attached to the hemlines. The fox tail stoles were came in bold colors and stripes were the next spring season must have pieces.

Miuccia Prada displayed her idea of the perfect wardrobe for the unconventional Latin lady going on a holiday. This collection was brilliant with gutsy bold colors and prints from the Jazz era. The Prada women is bold with a great love for Latin America. -Brent Billiman, Milan, Italy.

Luca Bruno Photo: Model Arizona Muse for Prada S/S 11

Luca Bruno Photo: Model Mariacarla Boscono for Prada S/S 11

Luca Bruno Photo: Model Sara Blomqvist for Prada S/S 11

Luca Bruno Photo: Model Caroline Brasch Nielsen for Prada S/S 11

Luca Bruno Photo: Model Kinga Rajzak for Prada S/S 11

Luca Bruno Photo: Model Anouck Lepere for Prada S/S 11

Luca Bruno Photo: Model Hannah Noble for Prada S/S 11

Luca Bruno Photo: Model Freja Beha Erichsen for Prada S/S 11

Luca Bruno Photo: Model Valerija Kelava for Prada S/S 11

Luca Bruno Photo: Model Daiane Conterato for Prada S/S 11

Luca Bruno Photo: Model Lynn Amelie Rage for Prada S/S 11

Luca Bruno Photo: Model Jessica Stam for Prada S/S 11

Luca Bruno Photo: Model Kendra Spears for Prada S/S 11


  1. Having embraced the minimalism trend possible a little too whole-heartedly I'm seriously craving some bold colours back in my life... And Miuccia's brights fit the bill perfectly. It takes a true fashion genius to combine such clashing hues and get it quite so right, but then again, one would expect nothing less from Ms Prada herself. X

  2. looks 4 and 6 are pretty awesomex

  3. Amazing as always!

    xx Black Adder Fashion

  4. Is it me? Or is the make up on the models really just weird? The clothes are gorgeous though!

    -Gayle from

  5. Beautifull and strange at the same time. Is different and very risky.
    I love the first pic: color combination, shoes.
    Thanks for sharing and regards from Utopia blog!!

  6. Nice colours, weird outfits... I like some of them!!


  7. nice picks! come check out my ss11 favorites :)

  8. B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L collection..

  9. loved this post!

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  10. I love all the bold colours - it makes winter more bright and cheery! :)


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  12. love the bright bold colors in prada
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  13. the make up is stunning and the outfits are great.Thanks for sharing those pictures! (:

  14. I always love pradas collections! Their always different than anything out there

  15. lovely collection.. loving the vibe of your blog

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  16. love the bold use of colour, shape and silhouette.