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MFW: Prada S/S '14


Bam! It's already Milan fashion week, which has begun quite nicely with a refreshing collection from Prada. Prada may be up there as one of the top fashion brands in history, but the clothes that Miuccia Prada creates each season become pieces of art rather than just another expensive dress or coat. (That explains why the brand had a glorious exhibit at the MET last year, if you remember.)

It was a true Prada collection, with excellently tailored pea coats, colorful fur, tons of jewel embellishments, and structured dresses. The artwork surrounding the collection, murals of women from various eras, also played a part in the collection, becoming a motif throughout, and showing up on dresses and fur coats! My favorite part about this collection was the juxtaposition of classic, refined, and almost 1960s mod-type pieces with athletic shoes and accessories. Pretty sure Miuccia showed her own version of Teva sandals and socks, with jewels, no less. Along with the motif of the ladies' faces, there were rainbows, Hawaiian flowers, and sun patterns throughout the collection, which is what reminded me of the '60s and '70s. A seriously notable piece to me, and my favorite, is the update on the Margot Tenanbaum brown fur coat, complete with rainbow and sun detailing. Sign me up. I want to be Sporty Spice meets classy 1970s lady this spring. (Photos via Vogue) Maddie