Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Could you please try a little harder?


Prada is the one collection that is guaranteed to make my hands clammy during fashion week. So when I rushed to read style.com's runway review and was greeted by the word "lace", I felt a little let down and images of cliched Victoriana styled collections sprung to mind. Could the AW08 collection possibly to be the first season that Miuccia Prada wouldn't get it right?


But after putting to the side these inital fears, the collection was a certain grower (hell, maybe not being a fan of Ms Prada's designs would be more interesting?) and now I rather love it. I'm glad to see that Miuccia's feminine yet modest collars which often make appearances in her designs (most recently Miu Miu SS08) are back again.


The plain shapes and muted colours seen in the shirts and thigh grazing dresses, struck me as a little reminiscent of Raf Simmon's designs for Jil Sander, and seemed a perfect contrast against the elaborate doily like lace patterns of the skirtsuit and occasional jumpsuit.

Who's ready for Miu Miu?


now playing: Great DJ by The Ting Tings

32 comments:

Soul Tanggg said...

oh I am SOOO ready for miu miu!

did you check out the prada runway shoes!??? THAT is what really won my heart from this last collectin. the shoes were AMAZING.

Molly ;) said...

i HATE lace.
It reminds me of my gran. Who permantly has food in her teeth.
Eugh. :)

emsie said...

oh i don't mind a little bit of lace
quite like the collection on first look

a. said...

There wasn't anything completely wrong with Prada, but there wasn't anything completely right about it either.

Hopefully miu miu will be a little more exciting.

atelier said...

the Prada summer collection couldn't be more terrible, I don't like it, but I like this one though

Héloïse J. said...

"Miuccia Prada is about to do for the lace industry what Nicolas Ghesquière did for flower printers last season." -Sarah Mower, Style.com

i'm super ready! can't wait actually :D

The Clothes Horse said...

I'm ready. It's nice to see such an overwhelming amount of lace.

Daphne said...

i love miu miu, i liked the spring 08 collection

Miss Woo said...

I quite like the collection, esp the see through lace skirts (layering possibilities!) Now am looking forward to Miu Miu too.

WendyB said...

WWD's headline: Prada Plays the Lace Card. I'm not kidding! How awful is that?

riz said...

Great review! I confess to not having looked at the collection yet - i know i'm sooo behind at the moment - but yes, i am raising my eyebrows at the uses of lace here. Not my favorite fabric in the least.

PS - WendyB that is a terrible title!

SICK. said...

i'm dying for miu miu.
after all, the last collection was absolutely amazing.
& i loved every bit of it.

x.
jessica

deexdeexdreamer said...

haha a plastic duck?! wow that passed me by- great accessory!
I liked how Alex sort of gave up the firsttime and hooted that horn...made up for the lot, and Sharon...gawd the osbournes are so 2003!

I notice ur lurking at a funny hour, u on break too? im enjoyin myself now watchin Skins and drinking tea like its not 4 in the mornin...and i havent even broke out the dvds :P

Wendy said...

The clothes didn't wow me but the shoes certainly did!

alluretone said...

i'm ready for miumiu. the golden brown dress reminds me soo much of jil sander. the shoes were what blew me away though, the clothes not so much.

iñaki said...

I don't think it's only Prada. Most collections have been a bit of a bore this time, very few pulled of a show where there was actually something special.

xx

susie_bubble said...

Aren't most Prada collectiosn growers though... they tend to be for me...except for SS08 which I haven't taken to at all...

cotton candy said...

i love lace, oh, all things lace!! ^^ love prada. hahahah!! and oh, im so ready for miu miu...just give me the money please?? kekeke. =D

The Stiletto Effect said...

I dont like the collection very much to be honest (well... except for the shoes)!
Kisses
Su

Fashion Tidbits said...

ooo could you add me on your blog list, pretty please?

Miss at la Playa said...

I don't like it either, but we'll have to wait until it is in all the mags to start to like it

molly said...

took your advice and googled tracey emin's bed...haha fantastic thanks!

im a fan of lace, its very romantic. i dont like this collection on first glance, but i think it could grow on me

NonchalantMod said...

i'm not so sure if I like it or not but I was definitely disappointed.. and in general, i wasn't totally thrilled with almost any collection for f/w yet.

all I can say is hope Miu Miu's a stunner.

Allure said...

I always prefer Miu-Miu to Prada. But I like what Miuccia did for the first line this time (far better than the s/s collection, in my opinion).

Cool Urbanite. said...

Prada wasn't one of my favorites, but am looking forward to see Miu Miu!

JazzY € said...

Loooove the blog :)!
you have a really great taste in music!
xx

Ashley Heaton said...

first prada collection i've loved in a while, very inspired. and i can't WAIT for miu miu.

Charlotte said...

I'm not really sure about this collection either, but perhaps I'll like this colours in half a year!

coco said...

I am always ready for Miu Miu, you don't need to ask, hahaha
thank you for the last comment you left me by the way, it was funny and sweet
I feel bad for Lindsay actually, with all this hate towards her
I can see American Harpers Bazaar doing some fab things with this collection
I quite like it, but I'm not inot the hair

Daphne said...

miu miu is love

The New Look said...

I am super ready for Miu Miu

I love prada's fall collection, modest but still magnificent.

Aisha said...

can't wait for miu miu's.
Gotta pay attention to style.com!

I liked Prada's. Oh and i also like how you added those lace details in the border of your images (;