the trouble with 'sweet' collections, as Miuccia so daintily put it, is that it almost always borders on kitschiness, and that is what she seems to have nailed smack on the head. these are clothes that have a one season shelf life, pieces that can be worn with unabashed, idiotic determination for a few months, then buried deep into the recesses of your closet the next.
i do hope Miuccia soon gets over her exploratory period of girlishness for Prada and make something dark and even deathly serious for Fall next year. considering how well crafted these clothes are won't it follow to appropriate some sense of longevity on the pieces?
This. I totally agree. I admire collections like this from afar, but I would honestly never save up and make a purchase as I just don't see any longevity or value in it.
I'd rather have an investment piece I can wear for a number of seasons rather than a pair of hot-rod inspired shoes that I can only wear for 6 months before I'm sick of them.
But then again clearly I'm not the target demographic!
I'm a little iffy on this collection. The flames on the shoes might be a little overboard--I like the creativity of them, but that's about it.
And those patterns and prints look absolutely horrid from far out. They may be a little more bearable up close, but eck... I just dislike them.
I also think the slicked hair looks slightly gross. sigh.. Why do I always seem like the minority opinion on everything? :P haha
Interesting that they would come out with a resort-like collection at this time, are her race car flame dresses not doing well in the stores? :P
It's not resort. It's a limited edition line of only a few dresses and accessories. They launched a very similar line a couple of years ago that was only for a short time then resort followed.
Prada's new line of print summer dresses is in stores early and "selling faster than an capsule collection for H&M," reports Madison Avenue Spy. Why? Well, their '50s silhouette—nipped-in waist, bell-shaped skirt—makes them hugely wearable. Their prints—many of them vintage—make them unique. And their prices—about $750 to $850—make them more affordable than most of what Prada has to offer.
∑ Perfect Prada Dresses [Madison Avenue Spy]