There is always a statement to be made by Miuccia Prada. Sometimes socio-political references, sometimes an underlying metaphysical statement is to be had. Maybe many of us look into more than what is there, but Prada is a show that always has substance, no? Often times innately ugly, many times not beautifully perceived to the eye right away, there is a beauty to Miuccia’s designs that are genius. Various ideas are blended into Ms. Prada’s SS 2014 show.
Murals are at the forefront of focus. Possibly not so underlying, though, is Miuccia forcing her designs to represent a sort of feminine quality: I am woman, hear me roar.
There are bras that have no functionality at all on the exterior of coats to bejewelled garments mixed with murals of women. Reference after reference, we would say that it is all very blatant and design of high-intelligence.
Last but not least, Grace Mahary walked. Referential design be damned, Grace is THE bad bitch on the runway.
Millword Brown Optimor released the world’s 10 most powerful luxury brands. Not much really changed in the list except Hennessy, a LVMH owned brand, and Rolex flipflopped as well as Moët & Chandon, another LVMH brand, and Cartier. Tiffany & Co. is the newest addition to the list. No real surprises here. While they can be a tad tacky, sorority girls alike here on campus have singlehandedly been dropping their Coach bags and slowly purchasing Louis Vuitton’s to flaunt and keep the company at the top. I see what you girls are up to. With the addition of Tiffany & Co., we note that diamonds may not be a girl’s “best” friend, but maybe handbags and alcohol are their true bff’s that they’re having breakfast with. Oh, I went there. These are the names synonymous with luxury and are more or less here to stay.
1. Louis Vuitton
7. Moët & Chandon
10. Tiffany & Co.
Milan Fashion Week is underway and I want coverage now. Just Cavalli is said and done and went overkill with patterns. Plaid, animal print, patterns, PATTERNS, PATTERNS. I really like when there is a mix of patterns, when done well. It really hurt my senses. On the plus side, the furs were pretty, but the more subtle ensembles worked it for me. I guess this is what we get from the king of animal prints.
Meanwhile, I’m eagerly awaiting the Prada show. The model line-up is kept under wraps, but it’s rumored that Doutzen, Alessandra, and possibly Miranda Kerr will all be in the show. Meanwhile, someone doesn’t know how to keep a secret. Answer after the cut.
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