Prada Spring Summer 2013: Flower Power

21 September 2012 by

From fantastical maximalism last season to this season’s more measured affair, where Mrs Prada leads, you can be sure we’ll follow. So what’s on the menu come Spring 2013? Well first up, if you haven’t go the memo that hemlines are on the rise, you’re missing a trick. Prada opened her collection with a procession of mini dresses and micro wrap skirts, many split to reveal even more leg. Thigh-tastic.

Secondly, Miuccia was clearly in a Japanese state of mind. From traditional Geta shoes teamed with socks, tokimono and judogi details – mine’s a black belt – this collection borrowed style notes from the Land of the Rising Sun. Even the palette was Japanese themed – with red, black and white dominating (we had some racing green and posy pink in the mix too).

Daisies also featured heavily in Prada’s S/S 2013 show. We saw faux-naif appliqué blooms stitched on to simple collarless jackets, a black and white daisy fur coat and printed red fields of flowers. Other highlights included the stole silhouette – silks and furs were wrapped around the shoulders and fastened at centre front to create a deep V-neckline. When teamed with simple pencil skirts the look was signature Prada – feminine with barrels of quirk.

Accessories were also noteworthy. We had chic ladylike chain bags in fur, daisy emblazoned mini shoppers and ninja sock-boots – in metallic gold topped with a mini bow. It always takes time to digest a Prada collection, but what we can say is that this season’s line is pretty easy to wear - if you love a short frock or skirt, Mrs P most definitely has something for your mental shopping list!


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