Thursday, January 20, 2011

Prada F/W 2011

Priestly chic meets posh punk at Prada. Italian designer Muiccia Prada created a collection that had a religious sentiment with priestly attire with a punk edge and a hint of 1970's Star Trek. The marriage between these ideas were intertwined to create a fall collection that had the classic Prada tailoring with a punk edge and a touch of science fiction chic. In previous collections she has always showed great intellect with the idea of turning something that was unappealing and making it palpable. With that idea she has never really cared for suede but this time around there was a generous amount of it. Suede was visible in the swing coats and jackets that came in brown, tan and black diamond patterns that was reworked to make more appealing for the customer. The key colors in the collection mostly consisted of a dark hues of black, charcoal and light gray with hints of tan, chocolate, lavender and emerald green. Amongst the dark tailored boxy coats was v-neck knits, short trousers and shiny shorts. The diamond patterns were visible in subtle colors on shirts, coats and knit sweaters giving a 1970's feeling to the collection. The priestly idea was evident in the black tailored jacket, coats and band collared shirts. The Prada look was edgy with a hint of sci-fi chic.

The show was held at the Prada Milan headquarters show space on Via Fogazzaro. Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas created the unique duplex catwalk with wrought-iron fencing and brilliant lighting. The soundtrack for the show was provided by French DJ Frederic Sanchez who played heavy metal hits from Metallica, Judas Priest and Motorhead. The show opened with a Prada exclusive model Rob Ahrens in a black boxy frame three-button jacket with a short lapel paired with charcoal gray sculpted trousers. Trousers in the collection had a 1920's sensation with narrowly cut at the ankles that flared around the knees giving it a relaxed tailored look. The coats and jackets were incredibly boxy with short and long lapels consisted mostly of a dark color palette. Knee-high Lurex argyle socks were added to short trousers and shiny shorts giving a quirky sensation.

Admired pieces in the collection were the ultra-boxy coats and jackets that were available in black, camel, light gray and charcoal. The emerald green v-neck Lurex sweater was incredibly appealing and had that special sci-fi chic look. The trousers were be greatly appreciated by the customer for the incredible tailoring and fit.

Muiccia Prada is a mastermind and displayed her immense intellectual skills with this innovative collection. Priestly tailoring combined with punk chic and a hint of Star Trek were the key elements for the next fall season for Prada. The Prada man is edgy with an appreciation for sophisticated tailoring. -Brent Billiman reporting from Milan, Italy.


Stan Honda Photo: Model for Prada F/W 11


Stan Honda Photo: Model for Prada F/W 11


Stan Honda Photo: Model Robin Ahrens for Prada F/W 11


Stan Honda Photo: Model Nicolas Ripoll for Prada F/W 11


Stan Honda Photo: Model for Prada F/W 11


Stan Honda Photo: Model for Prada F/W 11


Stan Honda Photo: Model for Prada F/W 11


Stan Honda Photo: Model for Prada F/W 11


Stan Honda Photo: Model Tim Meiresone for Prada F/W 11


Stan Honda Photo: Model for Prada F/W 11


Stan Honda Photo: Model for Prada F/W 11

2 comments:

  1. Very cool chic looks!

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  2. Don't know a lot about menswear, but I do like the boxy coats and touch of sparkle

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