Vogue International Editor Suzy Menkes is the best-known fashion journalist in the world. After 25 years commenting on fashion for the International Herald Tribune (rebranded recently as The International New York Times), Suzy Menkes now writes exclusively for Vogue online, covering fashion worldwide.
#SuzyMFW: Prada — Working It
25 Сентября 2015
Will Miuccia Prada ever get over her subversive tailoring, her suggestive sensuality and her surreal accessories?
Let's hope not!
For the designer (absent from her show because of a family bereavement), produced a splendid collection that was, as ever, a wink-of-an-eye ode to womanhood.
From bauble earrings through to prim mesh shoulder coverings down to pointed-toe shoes with a shiny ball for decoration, this is the Prada that everyone wants to see: modern tailoring with more twists than a snake's tail.
Dressed in a parody of workwear clothes, the models stepped out in precise jackets and tidy skirts, with colour and texture playing a powerful role.
The most sober of striped suits was offset by golden lips, gilded stripes and those dainty, pointed-toe shoes.
Prada had a transparency — figuratively and literally — to her message. A neat jacket would suddenly appear with a translucent skirt as though the sexual temptation of female legs was making a surreal appearance.
At the same time, a translucent raincoat or a silken dress were more regular elements of a woman's wardrobe.
Prada's ability to get under the skin or inside the head of the modern woman is uncanny. And that is why this exceptional designer is repeatedly leader of the fashion pack.
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