some critic called this prada show
"the Gap for thinking people".
i think that about sums it up.
for men, it was tons of classic sihouettes,
but slashed, stretched, layered,
though it's been done before,
miuccia prada has the ability to make things feel not just new,
and that is thrilling.
you may only "get" a piece here or there, but you have to acknowledge the imagination it takes to take these pieces and add . . . shoulder straps?
or to take these colors and basics
and make them in things like rubber:
i'm not wearing rubber raincoats
(not in public, anyway)
but i think the sweaters were perfect:
and yeah, that's the new way to do a piece of denim.
take notes american designers.
you can fuck with a classic.
as long as it's not anna wintour *. that is one classic you don't mess with.
watch your malls, kidlets.
these colors, these lengths, these (less extreme) cuts?
they will find their way to menswear within a year.
* (look it up. she's an icon. she needs no explanation.)