28.9.06

pondering prada

I'm in a quandry over Miuccia Prada's latest collection. On one hand, MP is considered by many to be the "master", "grandmistress", "visionary"- take your pick. Her designs are hugely influential and it is often safe to hypothesize that whatever she created last season will be echoed in the work of designers next year. So, I took a day to ponder this latest collection, because my immediate reaction was similar to Piv's (Sasha Pivovarova):

"Omg, I'm wearing a Pocahontas dress and a turban. I know it is supposed to be 'fashion forward', but maybe Miuccia won't notice if I change really quickly..."


But perhaps that is rash? I appreciate that Miuccia's designs are sometimes more artistic than salable... certainly, I hope that shiny turbans, nylon backpacks, bare bums and fringed sandals don't make it into the haute mainstream. The jewel toned satin was beautiful, and [if worn with pants] I can imagine the duchesse tunics will be popular next spring...

But despite the 'Rosie the Riveter' magnet on my fridge, those turbans are not doing it for me- what do you think of them?

19 comments:

Mademoiselle said...

Pas mal a vrai dire les turbans... pas pire que les leggings si on y pense.

Anonymous said...

Just looking at the turbans makes me feel slightly uncomfortable. Like it would feel so refreshing to pull one off and tousle the matted hair off your head - similar to the way it feels after you've been walking around with turban head after a shower. That was a pretty extended way for me to say no, the turbans aren't doing it for me either. ;)

-L

eurobrat said...

I think I prefer leggings...

Today at the Office said...

only j. lo can get away with turbans.

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le fashion said...

great colours!:)

Linda said...

yeah, uh, I don't think I'll be wearing a turban... let's reserve it for sheikhs and hippies...

makiii said...

ehh...
yeah, i wouldn't
be wearing one either...
i'll take
leggins
over
turbans
any day.

misshoax said...

the bare bums had reasoning behind it. miuccia claimed that she didn't like anything that she did "below the waist" - however, the one thing i have never felt in regard to mp is indifference.

until now. sad making...

Lola is Beauty said...

I liked the brown belts, and at Marni too. But turbans - non...

la chipie said...

I refuse any rosie looks! and I definitely chose leggings
I like the use of silk though , I hope that surfaces for future collections.

Rachel Michaela aka Stylebites said...

I feel the Diana Vreeland reference more than Rosie the Riveter...as a stylist I don't hate these turbans. Okay, so the fushia version is detestable but the more subdued colors are actually quite nice.

...and the super short tops will be fab for layering, though I'm surprised she didn't round out the collection with those layered options a la Marc Jacobs. She's like the antithesis of MJ last season.

Carissa said...

I said the same thing yesterday, I am not so into them.

The Glossy Ed. said...

just say no to turbans...

The Glossy Ed. said...

just say no to turbans...

Rebelle said...

I think not liking anything she designed for the bottom is a cop-out. i think maybe some of the girls could have had turbans, because as fashionvictim said it would be fun from a styling perspective.

Marieke said...

i love the turbans, it gives a thirties feel placed in the world of today. I think it is brilliant how the turbans - symbolizing the east / islam - are showed in these bright colours making them unpolitical and political at the same time.

Moi said...

My opinion is that it's the superhigh and supernarrow waist what is going, and is already on it's way, to be the future figure. I guess. And Miuccia guessed it 6 months ago. About the turban, it's not bad but it's sooooo excessive. I wouldn't wear it (not this winter...).

Anonymous said...

the turbans don't work for me either. a little to costumey that only the supercool elite can pull off (or a crazy old lady). i like christian lacroix's spring 06 headwraps better. much prettier and consumer friendly.

Mathea said...

I wish I could wear one of those turbans as I visit London in spring. In my hometown, I couldn't wear one of those. People here wouldn't even see the cool of them.

But the Pocahontasstyle certainly doesn't work for me.. especially not with those shoes.

The minishirts/shorts (?) are so damn cool. I wish I had modellegs and modelmoney, and they'd be mine as soon as they hit the stores!