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?
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