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What do you think of Muccia Prada’s A/W2010 runway show?

I love Prada for many reasons; textural fibers, cashmere dresses, quirky color palates, the accessories, the wovens, the humor! But what I love especially is that Muccia doesn’t succomb to trends. She defines her own agenda, and dips in to reference the past while mixing it seamlessly with the present. I can’t get over the glasses, I hope they’ll be offered as sunglasses, with the bold accentuated eyebrow (RayBan makes some Mommy Dearest glasses which look like Betty Davis eyebrows). I can’t take a person seriously if they are wearing them- but these are amazing.

There is womanliness, curvature, ample busts and hips due to layers of ruffles on chests and sharp turns around the hips. I sense Hitchcock heroines, especially Grace Kelly in pointy glasses and hair brushed back in a headband. I liked seeing Victoria’s Secret models Doutzen Kroes (#1), Lara Stone (#4) and Catherine McNeil wearing this collection- lends a sense of realism to fashion. Would I wear every look from the show? Not necessarily, but I am continually inspired by Prada’s sense of conviction, her use of color and her “lightness of being” approach to design.

Photos from the Prada A/W 2010 runway show on Style.com

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    Mar 3, 2010, 05.12 PMby ichigogirl

    Mmm, it actually makes me long for autumn, even though I really long madly for spring at the moment! Great use of prints/fabrics and a nice interpretation of the current 1950’s-1960’s trend.

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    Mar 3, 2010, 04.51 PMby calicocouture

    I really like the designs. I love plaid, and full, feminine skirts. I love the textured tights too.

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    Mar 3, 2010, 02.34 PMby amandahaas

    I love it! It’s so late 50’s early 60s. FAbulous!! I would wear everything!

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    Mar 3, 2010, 02.02 PMby numedezyne

    As I have only recently started taking an interest in fashion, fashon design and dressmaking all i can say is. That I do like the clothes. But I personally would not wear any of them. I am still not learned enough to understand it all, and do find that it all looks the same to me.

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    Mar 3, 2010, 12.16 PMby carolyn-s

    Prada is always ahead of her time. I’m predicting this will be much copied in short order. Personally I love it, the modesty, the elegance and the ladylike tailoring. I’m not sure what is meant by the use of certain models lending “realism” to the show. No matter what the size of a model, each and every one of them is a “real” woman.

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      Mar 3, 2010, 01.43 PMby wackyblonde

      I don’t think her use of the realism, is meant in the way you’re thinking. I think that she is using this word to reflect that women are not all 6’ tall, wear a size 00 and have no breasts or hips. That is the size usually reflected on the runways and in fashion magazines. It is nice for a change to see women with curves modeling clouthing. It would be nice also to see women who are petite or even more voluptuous modeling. Dictionary definition of realism: a manner of treating subject matter that presents a careful description of everyday life.

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      Mar 3, 2010, 05.03 PMby wzrdreams

      I interpret “real” to mean a more realistic VARIETY of bodies. Not the a suggestion that any one body type is more or less real. By including the Victorias Secret models Prada is taking a baby step in the right direction.

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      Mar 3, 2010, 05.10 PMby ichigogirl

      wzrdreams, I agree with you, but a sad fact: I heard from a photographer in the business that basically ALL Victorias Secret-models (yes, the famous ones too) have breast-implants, not so real… and not a very realistic ideal…

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      Mar 3, 2010, 07.54 PMby wzrdreams

      Ichigogirl – don’t believe everything you hear! But even if that rumor is true, I’m pleased to see models with breasts and hips on the runway.

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      Mar 4, 2010, 03.38 PMby ichigogirl

      wzrdreams.
      Of course! I’ve been interviewed by newspapers, I know there are always loooads of mistakes :-).
      However I think this one is true, he mentioned a few (famous models) by name that he had had problems with because he had to struggle to hide the scars in the pictures.
      I actually think that fake boobs on the catwalk are just as sad as too dieted models. Why? Because they both promote that no-one in fact is good enough as they are, and that a “natural” body can never be as good as an altered one.
      That, if anything, is a stress for young women.

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    Mar 3, 2010, 11.20 AMby loyl8

    I really loved it super cute and fun!! very youthful. Not all I would wear, but fabulous. I loved loved the glasses. I would wear them hands down as optical and sunglasses. I don’t think my patients would take me seriously but I think it would bring a bit of humor.

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    Mar 3, 2010, 08.06 AMby fosteretalk

    I so love this collection.

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    Mar 3, 2010, 12.26 AMby erdronen

    Agreed! What a fantastic collection! I totally love the curvy models, the bust accents, the gorgeous dresses & outerwear (love that black dress above and the lacey dress at the end), and the chunky sweaters! The large scale, but not too overpowering, plaids/prints are so classy, and I also love the quirkiness!

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    Mar 3, 2010, 12.05 AMby hfrye

    Yes, I like it! Very cool. Good beauty style…well groomed and defined eyebrows. And, establishing trends instead of following trends…the best spot to be in!

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    Mar 2, 2010, 10.06 PMby wzrdreams

    I like the thought process behind this collection, if not every garment. I think the bust enhancing details are wonderful and sexy and real… it feel slike Muiccia is on my side this season and for that I am grateful. The variety of shapely models is a practical compromise in the current fad of model/body shape controversy.

    I also love love the eyebrow glasses…. and yes, as sunglasses they would be perfectly wearable as soon as right NOW.

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