2017 Prada Fashion Show

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Apologies in advance for anyone who might have an allergy to feathers because Mrs. Prada trimmed the vast majority of her collection in wispy fluffy ostrich feathers this evening, and it was nothing short of delightful. Who knew you needed a caramel mink scarf edged in ostrich? Or for that matter, a geo-printed Mandarin-collared silk pajama set with bottoms and shirt cuffs trimmed in the glorious stuff. You do now.

The Prada Fondazione show space was transformed into a steely room with aluminum flooring and giant screens where a silent short film played out. Entitled Past Forward by the acclaimed American writer director, David O Russell (of American Hustle, The Fighter, and Silver Linings Playbook fame), it featured women going about their day, getting dressed, traveling up an escalator carrying luggage, and answering the phone, all back and forth like a Boomerang treatment. The ostrich trims throughout were a fanciful touch of decadence in what was otherwise a classic Prada collection of practical, fit-for-purpose clothes with scholarly appeal - and that can be a rare sighting on the runways of Milan. Like a perfectly lovely camel knitted cardigan and black pleated skirt with jagged hemline (not in the least bit tricksy, just twisted enough to be interesting), a plaid silky bomber jacket, or a schoolgirl grey kilt (ok, that one was trimmed in ostrich), but there was lots here that can – and will – easily slot into a woman’s wardrobe. Several pieces seemed inspired by students, witnessed in the series of gym knickers teamed with bookish black polo neck sweaters, and even the way models clutched large envelope bags to their chests as if they were folders filled with essays and homework. Shoes were also no-nonsense, rubber flipflops in Crayola colours, some with Fit Flop-style soles, an element that added just the right dose of questionable taste.

Prada began to tease its spring 2017 show on Instagram as early as two days ago—but these sneak previews weren't of design sketches, mood boards, zoomed-in detail shots, or anything we're used to seeing before a collection debut. They were of short black-and-white clips captioned with the announcement of a "special multi-screen installation by director David O. Russell in collaboration with Miuccia Prada at the #PradaSS17 show." Stand by, the 'gram had advised. We stood by, and this was what unfolded at the Prada spring 2017 show at Milan Fashion Week.

Given what’s going on in the world, the constant bombardment of bad and terrifying news we’re surrounded with, what role should fashion play in our lives? When it boils down to it, that’s the crucial question every seller of fashion is facing now, from recent graduates to giant clothing behemoths. Miuccia Prada’s reaction, this season, was to simplify, declutter, and de-intellectualize. Or so she said: “Instead of exploring the history of women, which I have for a while, I decided to take care of now, the present, and trying to find elegance.”
These were her words after a show that in some ways did strip back brand Prada to its innovative, recognizable foundations. The girl in the black tank T-shirt and black knee-length box-pleated kilt who came out at the beginning was a clear reminder of the ’90s minimalism of which the Prada techno-stretch uniform set the pace. But this wasn’t like a literal retrospective at all. There were many reminders of Prada’s taste down the years, like her permanent passion for a ’20s or ’30s Deco-graphic print on a lovely fit-and-flare midi dress, and her abiding obsession with tiny knickers—this time of the high-waist type the 1940s star Betty Grable would’ve recognized.
Still, what really stood out were Prada’s madly extravagant miles of ostrich and marabou trimmings on stoles, smothering envelope bags, fluffing up necklines and sprouting, Dr. Seuss–like, from sandals. Eventually, they got married up with the wonderful things in the show—palest beige-color lemony wrap skirts and dresses, chinoiserie pajamas, and stately wrapped coats, some sparkled with diamanté.
Is this a suitable, appropriate fashion response to some of the direst circumstances humanity has faced in half a century? Well, maybe. When Christopher Kane used liberal ostrich trimmings in his Fall 2017 collection, he framed it as a sign of madness. Fashion can distract from awful times with fluff, and that’s okay. Sometimes we crave that much more than the same old useful things. Emotionally, Miuccia Prada knows how to play that duality all the way.

Miuccia Prada seriously pared things down this season, and she dove into the present rather than explore the history of women. Last year Prada’s profits plunged by 28 percent according to Business Insider, so Miuccia may have been looking to keep things simple and sellable. Well, it worked. To wit: There were splendidly chic Chinois pajama-style eveningwear, the most elegant of which came in a soft yellow with ostrich feather trimming. Versions of the look included a feather-trimmed evening coat and a crop-top and skirt set. Ultra-short mini skorts were worn with simple printed button-downs with a sensible cardigan thrown over top. Plus, covetable plaid blazers were styled perfectly with a high-slit cotton candy-colored ostrich-trimmed skirt or with floral-printed mini skorts—but for the woman for whom the latter would be out of question, these blazers would look equally as great with a pair of dress pants. Even the simple black A-line dress looked just right when styled with a turquoise necklace and luscious pink ostrich shawl. Ostrich feathers adorned more than half of the collection, and those decadent but delicate trimmings were just the right touch on Miuccia’s version of minimalism.

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Miuccia Prada once again captures the spotlight of Milan Fashion Week with her latest PRADA collection, the Spring Summer 2017 womenswear season exploring the sentiment of label’s DNA. Once again PRADA teams up with the AMO the design studio of the world renowned architecture practice OMA.

The set for the Prada Women’s Spring/Summer 2017 show was conceived by AMO as layers of diverse architectures. The new space is built over the remnants of the previous season which serve as both a foundation, and visible background, for the current scenography. The central space has been cleared to accommodate a linear structure that divides the room and amplifies its proportions. A straight ramp elevated above the floor serves as the catwalk and risers are arranged along the perimeter accommodate the guests. All the elements of the set are shroud in an expanded-metal layer forming an abstract configuration of overlapping mesh. The underlying framework remains visible through the cladding and is revealed with Cartesian precision. Lights filter through the mesh creating a pale glow. – from PRADA

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The striking set also included film installation prepared by director David O. Rusellbrought in collaboration with NYC based design studio 2×4. The video wall included clips from the PAST FORWARD short film a soon to be released new collaboration between Miuccia Prada and David O. Rusell. The full film will see its premiere in Los Angeles in November to be featured afterwards on Prada’s official web page.

See more of the collection and the set design after the jump:

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Miuccia Prada isn’t so shy after all. You know all those peek-a-boo show bows she’s famous for, the quick blink-and-you-missed-her half-steps from backstage? It turns out, they have nothing to do with reticence or stage fright. Rather, Prada just may not be into going out there to soak up the applause. At least not until after her spring show on Wednesday night, when she proceeded a good way down the runway (the same metal mesh catwalk she used for men’s). She stopped where director David O. Russell sat with Sinqua Walls, Kuoth Wiel and Jack Huston, the stars of Russell’s film collaboration with Prada, a snippet of which was screened during the show. Prada stopped and applauded them for several seconds before returning backstage.

A graceful gesture. And appropriate to the sartorial moment, because the graceful gesture is what Prada had on her mind for spring. “I decided I wanted to…do something much more simple [than the recent past collections], and kind of trying to find a new way of elegance,” she said backstage. “Elegance sounds [like] an old-fashioned word, but also [stands] for something meaningful, cultivated….We need at this moment something personal, intimate, real, more sensitive somehow.”

That quest culminated in a breathtaking collection, one in which she de-blahed the classics with all the power of her potent Prada-ness. Tank, trench, cardigan, plaid shirt, pajamas, baseball jacket, wrap skirt, and on and on, even the polite pinup two-piece swimsuit of yore: Prada rethought them in a manner that had nothing to do with styling over substance or staging shenanigans, movie aside. (In fact, at this double feature, you had to choose one, film or runway. Divided attention would have shortchanged both.) A major motif was the incongruous application of marabou feathers to much of the above, whether as cuffs on pajamas (tops and bottoms trimmed in different colors); a floating panel down the length of a skirt, or a boa dangling at the wrists of a shirt/sweater/skirt trio. Otherwise, Prada layered discordant pieces and prints and made subtle tweaks of silhouette, buttoning a trench off to the side and exaggerating a baseball jacket into a couture-like sac in back.

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Fashion Chanel Chevron Flap Bag In Orange

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For those that has been scrolling on CHANEL.com twice a day, and still can’t find the perfect handbag that matches your flavor, well… perhaps we can help.

Its name? The Chanel Medium Chevron Flap Bag.

Everybody wants to know the history of her handbag, so we will share some insight. The Chevron design is not new, there are vintage styles rotating in the consignment market right now and they are priced around $1,700 to $2,500 USD.

Chanel re-made the ‘Chevron’ for the Fall Winter 2012 Collection and released the brand-new Chanel Surpique Chevron Bags with horizontal Chevron Patterns.

This handbag is offered depending on the season, the colors are also depending on the season, usually not all information are shared online, therefore you need to visit the boutique personally to check ‘what’s the latest in store.

Here are two gorgeous Chanel Chevron Flap Bag, one in the classic style and one in the boy version. The orange is to-die-for, it’s too perfect to be true, ideal for this winter season and it can be worn during the summer too.

It comes with an interwoven chain link and a bold CC logo on the front. This is an alternative to the Chanel Classic Flap Bag, or the Easy Flap Bag. Put this on your wish list!

Details:
Chanel Medium Chevron Flap Bag
Size: 10’ x 3.5’ x 6’ (L x W x H)
Estimated price: $2,800 – $3,400 USD

Chanel Large Boy Chevron Flap Bag with Herringbone Stitching
Style code: A92494
Size: 6.5′ x 11′ x 3.3′ inches
Price: $4,900 USD

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Fashion Jimmy Choo Duchess Pumps

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To find the sexiest pumps in the world, visit Jimmy Choo. Previously we’ve shown the Jimmy Choo Dusk Pumps, a spicy pair of shoes with handcuff detailing. Sometimes it’s okay to show your darkest personality.

Now if handcuffs aren’t going to hold you down, and you need something sexier, then go all the way down to the Jimmy Choo Duchess Pumps, supported with high heels.

A touch of feminine sophistication created something worthy of couture. Detailed with black suede profile, the tongue detailing is a foundation for the romantically delicate lace corsage.

If tonight you’re going to dress to kill, then let these shoes company you throughout the night. Heel measured 100mm, available in black only and priced at $795 USD and €575 euro’s.

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CHANEL Fashion Chanel Boy Wallet On Chain

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It’s unbelievable.

A small bag made from leather.

But it’s not just the leather; the finishing details from the corners to the stitches are flawless. The design is so functional, sum that all up and the bag is irresistible.

It’s unbelievable, how can so small conquer our heart.

We have something to share, it’s the Chanel Boy Wallet On Chain. And no, it’s not just another Chanel Boy WOC in different leather and so on, this time it’s a bit different.

While it’s from the WOC Collection, it appears to be more like the Chanel Boy Flap Bag but then in the smallest size. I mean, the flap is longer, but everything is still the same – it’s quilted, I got the CC boy logo on the front and the interwoven chain links.

Then there are more surprises; open it and you will find a small pouch, more like a tiny wallet. Or you can call it – it’s a mini bag inside a mini bag, how cute!

Crafted from Metallic Lambskin, it comes with a removable chain and it can be worn in two ways: on your shoulder or as wristlet. Not only is it effortless but also multifunctional. Great huh!

Chanel Boy Wallet on Chain in Metallic Lambski
(Also as a clutch with removable chain, can worn on the shoulder or as wristlet)
Style code: A80382
Size: 4.3 x 7.5 x 1.6

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I frequently get the question whether the Chanel Boy in WOC will be available in silver hardware. Well, yes it is, for the Fall Winter 2014 Collection it’s in the Classic Black And Silver Hardware. Also crafted from Metallic Lambskin.

The Chanel Boy WOC are perfect, they are small and beautiful. Ideal to wear for the night-outs and when you are just hanging out with friends. The interior is large enough to hold your essentials.

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Chanel Boy Wallet on Chain in Metallic Lambskin
Style code: A80287
Size: 4.8 x 7.5 x 1.7

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Etihad’s love for fashion reaches a new high

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This deal, which is an agreement with WME | IMG (global leaders in entertainment, sports and media) also includes seven of Etihad Airways Partners – Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Airberlin, Alitalia, Etihad Regional, Jet Airways and Virgin Australia.

READ:  Etihad add a host of luxe upgrades to its onboard service

The remaining fashion weeks include: New York Fashion Week: The Shows, MADE Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, London Collections Men, Milan Fashion Week: Milano Moda Donna, Milano Moda Uomo, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, and Lakmé Fashion Week (Mumbai). Branson might not take it too well. Or he might since he was no stranger to fashion either with the Vivienne Westwood uniform deal; but who knows. But what we know is that the rest of the aviation jing-bang is not going to sit back and watch the show. Buckle up, folks, the skies are going to shimmer a rather stylish rainbow now. Etihad’s got class.


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Louis Vuitton’s First Fashion Campaign with Lea Seydoux

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For Louis Vuitton‘s latest pre-fall 2016 “travel” campaign, the photoshoot was shot at Cuadra San Cristo Cristóbal, a luxurious modern ranch in Mexico, which was conceived by Mexican architect and engineer Luis Barragán. As far as the star in this campaign, the design team at Louis Vuitton cast stunning French actress Léa Seydoux to work with for the first time, but hopefully not the last. She was able to easily break into character here, as she was asked to play as a “daring, confident heroine who is constantly on the move,” but there is still that lovely edge of sweetness that pushes through to part away the potential harshness.

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Most recently known for her leading Bond Girl role in “Spectre,” the latest James Bond film, the role she was asked to fulfill was most fitting for her talents. It also doesn’t stray from her roles in past films, such as “Inglourious Basterds” and “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.” She has appeared in many other critically acclaimed films that show off other sides of her acting, like her role in “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Blue is the Warmest Colour,” and even “Midnight in Paris.” But by far one of Lea Seydoux’s most noteworthy roles is her position as brand ambassador for Louis Vuitton, among the likes of Alicia Vikander, Doona Bae, Jennifer Connelly, and Michelle Williams, who have all served as the same. She first appeared for the brand at the Los Angeles UNICEF Ball last January, and frankly we feel it’s about time they were able to feature her in a campaign shoot!

Due to the outdoor setting, the wind adds a whole volume of life to the photoshoot, which serves both to the sweetness of Seydoux’s short blonde hair and the daring, almost commanding nature of her presence. To further the outdoorsy ranch image, there is even a horse that periodically appears in a shot, amid the bright pink walls of the ranch.

All put together by associates of the label, Patrick Demarchelier photographed the Lea Seydoux’s first Louis Vuitton campaign, Paul Hanlon styled the perfectly suited hair, Hannah Murray gave the impeccable natural makeup looks, and the ads themselves were styled by Marie-Amélie Sauvé.

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Lea Seydoux for Louis Vuitton 2016 Campaign

Since this is a travel campaign, the ad features a plethora of handbags perfect for that woman on the go, but the focus is still slated on the fabulous clothes offered for the season. The photos showcase the dark and light sides of the collection, from a fun zippered mini skirt to slightly bohemian prints, and then from there to edgy black pieces that require a more commanding presence. But, being the multitalented woman she is, Seydoux was able to pull it off in one, slightly eccentrically set, photoshoot.

The campaign is set to be delivered this Friday in Vanity Fair U.K., before being released internationally in June and July issues of various magazines.

Lea Seydoux for Louis Vuitton 2016 Campaign

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