MFW: Prada Spring/Summer 2014

Prada Board

  • Who’s the Designer: Prada (Miuccia Prada)
  • What’s the inspiration: Miuccia drew inspiration from her heart’s true passion, political activism.  As a feminist it was no surprised that she focused in on feminism with a strong influence from the Riot Grrrls of the nineties.  Making a feminist statement, “I want to inspire women to struggle,” was what Miuccia said about her her collection after her show.  This strong declaration in light of the denigration of the very notion of feminism came across as radical.  Miuccia picked up on the tribalism of that concept.  The models were transformed into girl gangs (coded by hair color and graffitied eyelids).  The street/sport element of the collection also echoed a gang element.  The murals against which the show took place (multi-visions of womanhood) showcased the political street art of L.A., Mexico, and South America.  These same images from the murals were highlighted and used on the clothes and accessories.     
  • Why it’s relevant: This show alone is the pinnacle of what fashion is meant to do, make a statement.  It was so refreshing to see a departure away from the sheer trend that littered the NYFW & LFW runways.  Here Miuccia focuses on athle-leisure by giving us tube socks paired with her take on Tevas.  Yes, mandals are not going away any time soon and because of Miuccia I’m totally okay with it.
  • Where to wear it: Wear this everywhere and with everything.  This is a collection that is dedicated to empower, enlighten and encourage women to be the strong and amazing creatures that we are.  Seriously, what better way to declare ‘Girl Power’ than with stunning and thought provoking wearable art.


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