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16-01-2011
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i want that green sequin V-neck sweater

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For some reason this collection reminds me of the Miu Miu womenwear Spring/Summer 2011 collection.

The dark feel, the glittery and reflective fabrics, the square shapes of the jackets...
yes! that's what i thought as well.

the first and last part are my favorite but those orange coats with the diamond shapes.. ugh no thanks. a lot of it is reminiscent of an "old man/ grandpa." i like the blazers and the fits of them. and personally, i hate v-neck anything

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i think i'll never get the hype

this is just plain awful

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I like it, actually, I love what they did with the socks, I love the shoes, the coats are incredible, and I love the colors, it's so chic, cold and fierce, it's Prada.

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honestly, prada has done us all a favor and provided great halloween costumes for all of us who wanted to dress up and go as the cast of 'the sopranos' next season.

on a serious note, the darkness of this collection definitely has precedence in the prada archives recalling recent collections like the 2005 and 2006 fall offerings. and even the shoes and bags look like i already own them. then again, this is the prada pattern...give us something directional and challenging one season and VERY commercial the next. and as anti-revolutionary as this stuff is, it will certainly sell.



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the set somehow reminds me of raf simons's aw97-98 -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKO4FJp2dEA

as for the collection I don't like it at all, for me these grandpa references seems awkward esp combined with the 'lurex' fabrics and young models

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the set somehow reminds me of raf simons's aw97-98 -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKO4FJp2dEA

as for the collection I don't like it at all, for me these grandpa references seems awkward esp combined with the 'lurex' fabrics and young models
Good call. There's a very late 90's Raf Simons vibe to all of this, especially in the outerwear and in the sweaters.

Some people are calling this commercial, but I think it's all a bit too retro to really say that. As "boring" as it is, taken out of that 90's context and presented today, these clothes are incredibly strange. I absolutely love the shape and silhouette, but not so sure on the lines and details within the clothes. I will have to sit with this one a little more.

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17-01-2011
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I was very anxious to see this collection, but unfortunately I'm feeling very under-whelmed.

This collection has me feeling wayyyyy too cunfused, too. I'm trying to decipher the story of this collection as a whole, but it's so random and scattered.....and much too eclectic.

I do see that the proportions of the jackets, tops, and knitwear is a bit over-sized and more voluminous....while the trousers are a bit lean, fitted, or cut very short, knee-length.

The shoees look a bit too much like Prada Sport...not mainline Prada....but I vividly remember back in the late 90's that many of the shoes were sport oriented before the Sport line was introduced. I'm not keen on rubber-sole shoes....feels like a lack of quality in comparrison to a leather-sole shoe.

The jackets are either cut short and boxy (not fitted)...or terribly oversized. Reminds me too much of very early 1980's Comme Des Garcons or Yohji Yamamoto. Certaily, not very flattering, regardless of one's propotions.

The haircuts are great. Very clean, simple, and in-tune with Prada's minimalist esthetic.

Grandpa's wardrobe has certainly found its way...back on the runway....maybe they were given to the models as hand-me-downs.....hahahaha!!

I've always been a fan of heavy-metal music. I definitely love the soundtrack...but I can't fathom where heavy-metal music...plays into the look of this collection??

Everything feels way too trivial and confusing...but it IS Prada....it's intentionally never meant to be fully understood.

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music isn't exactly the original one, but very similar. I didn't watch the finale, was it really that noisy?

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What a faux pas to cut out Miuccia's bow from the official video, her outfit was actually my favourite one at the show.

Oh, and a review from style.com

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MILAN, January 16, 2011

By Tim Blanks

Judas Priest? At a Prada show? Oh well, Miuccia is nothing if not full of surprises, and Frederic Sanchez's pedal-to-the-metal soundtrack for her show today was only one among many of the question marks that hovered over her latest offering. Bearing in mind that one must always be aware of the context she creates for each new collection, the audience was offered Brandy Alexanders, Manhattans, and Blue Lagoons—cocktails from another time and place. The canapés were luridly colored squares of sandwich anchored with cocktail olives, and the set was a two-storied "house" with linoleum on the floor. So far, so kitsch. And that was before we saw the brown suede jacket with the maroon diamond pattern, or the mock turtleneck in emerald green Lurex—the kind of items a flashy traveling salesman might have donned in the sixties or the seventies to cruise the casino in whatever one-horse burg he'd washed up in for the night (after he'd been driving all day with the Priest on his eight-track). Some of the models carried a big square bag that could well have been that salesman's sample case.

Mercifully, you can't pin a Prada collection down to one scenario. Mr. Salesman is nobody's dream. But here, there was also a bizarre subtext—britches, stockings, pudding-bowl haircuts—that suggested puritans, until the knee-highs turned Lurex-sparkly. It certainly wouldn't be the first time that Prada has deliberately flirted with the out-of-time peculiar.

Getting back to suede for a moment, Miuccia has always insisted it's one of her least favorite things, yet it was all over this collection. In fact, she was even sporting a black suede jacket. But that intangible oddness may actually be the essence of Prada. She could have been quoting from herself with Art Deco prints (more mock turtles) that looked like sixties upholstery. And the ultra-boxy, three-button jackets that determined the collection's silhouette took the deconstruction the label has been flirting with in its menswear to a logical but alienating extreme (as compared to Spring's happy humanism).

A blast of Motörhead's "Ace of Spades" took us back to that salesman-in-the-casino analogy. The cards remind us that life's a gamble. And Miuccia surely knows that not every bet pays off.

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I like the casual wear mixed with retro sportswear. But I've never got the appeal of the single-brested black loose jackets.

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This is probably why lay people hate 'fashion' so much. It's so pretentious.

This is literally just a bunch of oversized sweaters that one can find at any Big N Tall and just awfully cut/tailored jackets that should be burned at this very instant. How is this remotely 'good'? I understand one needs to move forward with fashion, introduce things that aren't always accepted at first, try different things. But I don't buy any of those justifications for this tragedy. Anybody wearing those pieces out on the street should be arrested and fined.

Prada (the brand) needs to die, or people need to stop worshiping at everything Prada-related because I can't take it anymore.

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Im sorry but this collection is as confusing as they come. I love Prada usually because as conceptionally eccentric they can be on the runway at times, you can always pick pieces off that are truly original and yet exciting. Where is that in this collection? The bags got better towards the end but in the beginning, I was like WTH? The clothes OMG, they were all over the place. I loved the oversize pieces but it didnt feel like its a part of the story. The shiny lurex pieces were just tacky. sry2say! The diamond print on the jackets? They're not even tongue in cheek enough to be intelligently funny. The color block sweaters are almost there but meh.. I hope she's just screwing my our heads and the retail collection will be completely different. Maybe its her way to say 'COPY ME YOU IDIOTS!! YES I MAKE MEN LOOKED LIKE CLOWNS THIS SEASON AND YOU SHALL COPY ME"..and then laugh out loud and secretly launch an amazing set of winter clothes come retail. In my dreams.

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not defending this collection, but if you parse out these clothes, it's really not all of that OUTRAGEOUS of a collection. you have pretty tame bags, shoes, grey pants, coats, and a handful of 'runway surprises,' but honestly, it's nothing that should make someone belittle people who wear prada by any means. these bags will land in the first class lounges of almost every airport you can name. any wall streeter worth his salt will go out and snatch up these pants. the legions of black-on-black retail workers will buy these black shoes in bulk. and for the 'runway surprises,' people will wear them just to get a rise out of people who have had such a strong reaction to this show. also, i wouldn't put it past prada to make these odd lurex pieces the centerpiece of her womenswear collection. then everyone will want them.

i mean, does no one remember the cave man collection?



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However, the cavemen collection had really nice shoes and bags.
Looking at the collection again, yes I agree the bags are nice but not much else.

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