Milan Fashion Week AW 2013: Prada

Friday, 22 February 2013

The second day of Milan Fashion Week brought with it a stunning collection from Miuccia Prada. The garments were very strong, confident and dramatic, but the drama could be felt long before the show actually began. Prada's industrial show space was transformed into an intriguing space with bleachers of wood, velvet drapes hanging from the walls, marble and transparent plastic pillars. The backdrop increased the effect of the dark space, with the silhouette of a twirling woman, a prowling cat and a metal security grille. With this setting in mind, the models came out on the runway with wet hair and unbuttoned dresses and shirts as if coming right from the shower. The collection evokes a burgeois-lady chic inspired by the forties and fifties with tweed, fur, metallic leather and handheld purses. The color palette was very interesting varying from the darkest black to ochre, rust, turquoise and baby pink.

Among my favorite looks are the black dress in the opening photo, the grey coat/dress with fur sleeves, the striped wool dresses, the green dress and of course the delicate dresses paired with luxurious furs at the end of the show. Here is my selection of the best looks from the runway:

A very strong and confident collection, based on "raw elegance" as the designer herself describes it. What were your favorite looks?

Photos: Marcus Tondo


Laia said...

Loved the collection, I agree with you on the grey coat with fur sleeves, Love it! and some of the striped dresses are also really pretty and wearable, as you wrote the collecition is "raw ellegance" pretty well dome collection.

Call me M said...

Wow! I had a lot of catching up to do on your posts, and the latest collections/Fashion Weeks!
I really liked this Prada one. It breathes old/retro elegance, when clothes aren't massively produced, and everything used to be tailor made. Fortunately I have some of my mother's vintage clothes which are all tailor made and of very good quality, and they're just like these. :)
Thank you so much for commenting on my blog. said...

great post !!!
the collection is beautiful <3
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Monic said...

fantastic collection! very elegance and inspired:)

mademoiselle mode said...

Lovely Prada <3 !!

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Antonella Leone said...

so beautiful <3

Anthea F said...

great collection!

Sam said...

Hi dear, Thanks for your insightful and kind comment, it mean a lot to me :) How come when I go out with wet hair, no one thinks its fashionable? Trust Miuccia to make it into a runway worthy look. I loved the coats, the bit of flair in them and the comparison with the sweeter gingham prints.

Mandi said...

Such nice pieces you have selected. It looks like it is going to be a brilliant season with what has been on the runways so far.

- Mandi

Diana Marks said...

The collection is nice, but I really hate the hairstyles they went with )

LA By Diana Live Magazine

Mélo l'imparfaite said...

the first dress is just perfect

Ileana said...

I love prada! These pieces are all amazing :D

Margaret Cruzemark said...

I think everybody loved this show. All the instagram pics and all the twitter pics was all about this one!
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark

Ceciliette said...

Love the collection, but picture/outfit number 15.. makes a little noise too me. too trashy for Prada.

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