You're gonna be hearing Prada, Prada, RA, RA, RA for a few months yet and whilst I've barely touched the label for its A/W 11-12 still mulling over whether 60s mod check, sequins and mermaids make any sense in my head, the fact that I saw what was I think the best Prada show I've seen in person EVER (granted, I've not seen that many…) will most certainly warrant Pra-pra-pra-ra-ra-ra-da-da-da posting over the next few months.
I'll be reseeing and reviewing in depth soon but for now, here comes another freaky outfit coincidence. And I can thank Topshop Unique's A/W 11-12 collection for it. I was also too duh-brained after the Prada show to notice that I had on a jumpsuit printed with little cars all over it. Another strange collusion between an outfit and the show. Garance Dore had to point it out and I was smacked my forehead in silent movie style. Tim Blanks jokingly said I was a fashion nostradama (it is afterall Miuccia who is well and truly the fashion agenda creator…. ). No, just someone who did an emergency shop at Topshop the day before and grabbed anything that look like it might steam well in a hot shower and not make me sweat in upper 20-something degree heat.
(Photograph by Gianluca Senese of Nobody Knows Marc)
(Photograph by Phil Oh of Street Peeper)
The cars on my jumpsuit though are of course tooting around in a gentile way, where the drivers might say it's something is 'Spiffing' as they're clearly of the 1920s-30s ilk. They're more like Brum or Herbie as opposed to the 1950s-60s hot rod cars that speed around Prada's kitsch-but-chic prints. When rendered in the curvaceous pink satin coat, it hits such a sweet spot that I almost want to go into the store and work out some sort of a payment plan with them (0% finance, no interest to pay…that sort of thing…). Until then, I'll stick to my plodding car print…
(Detail shots from Vogue.com)
P.S. On a Prada A/W 11-12 note, I do love these stills from their latest Real Fantasies A/W 11-12 campaign video which brings to life those covetable PDF lookbooks that I still think are a such a creative way of remixing existing Prada imagery…