Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Prada Spring 2016
























It's increasingly difficult for me to critique a runway show without making comparisons with who I consider to be my contemporaries. To properly intellectualise fashion it would be easier to start with the songs, film and literature that inspired the designer but as soon as I saw this latest Prada collection all I could think of was interior design. This was suggested to me by the gold lipstick, chandelier earrings and vertical stripes. There was also the elaborate netted necklines which were the icing on the cake. It's all very nostalgia heavy. Like the stripes for instance remind me of the 1970s and wallpaper in particular but again the gold makes me think of big gilded frame paintings and the earrings evoke elaborate lighting pieces. The yellow stood out to me the most though, probably because it's not a colour many people wear day to day. They think that it doesn't suit them, they take on the mindset that it's something they cannot wear and they don't. I think that's all psychological bullshit to be quite frank. You can literally wear, whatever the hell you want but so many people choose to give up on clothing as one of the purest forms of self-expression we have.

1, 4, 8, 9, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 31, 32, 34, 36, 37, 38, 42, 43, 44, 48, 49- Prada Spring 2016 via Vogue.com 2, 5, 21, 28, 35, 39, 40, 45, 51 - Ditzy and Whimzy. 3, - Gold Metallic Lipstick - METALLURGY Mineral Lipstick (etsy). 6, 7, 11, 12, - Wes Anderson interiors via Nowness.
10, 22, 50- Annie's Room shot by Eleanor Hardwick for Rookie Mag.
15- Nouvelle Vague - Bullett Magazine Fall Winter 12-13, The Virgin Suicides by Corinne Day. 16- Now & Then. 17- unknown via Pinterest. 23- earrings by J.W. Anderson. 24- Golden Goddess - Gold Lipstick by KA'OIR. 29- Romeo + Juliet (1996). 33- Alexander Mcqueen SS13. 41- Clueless (1995). 46- Moonrise Kingdom (2012). 47- unknown & Zanna Van Orstenborsch in Issue 15 of Lula. 30- unknown.

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