February 24th, 2012
Fashion Show, Show Review
Show Review: Prada Fall 2012
By Jihan

In what could perhaps be nod to the upcoming Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institution’s exhibit chronicling her decades-long career in fashion design, Miuccia Prada reached into the archives of the famed Italian house to inform the mood for her Fall 2012 collection. In a great hall, outfitted with a purple carpet printed with large, geometric shapes, the designer sent a series of colorful, embellished pieces down the makeshift runway.

You won’t find any frothy, lace-adorned gowns here. In fact, you won’t find your traditional red-carpet worthy fare. For fall, Miuccia serves up a (relatively) more practical offering of tailored woolen coats, tunics, skirts, dresses, and ankle-skimming pants. The color palette is limited to shades of purple, orange, mustard yellow, a tiny dash of blue and a meaty helping of black.

This extremely self-referential offering draws inspiration from a fall Prada collection from 1996. Miuccia updates her geometric prints with modern silhouettes and gem embellishments to boot.

Saucy bust-reaching center slits on dresses were made modest, layered over tunics, skirts, and pants. Models sported stick-straight flat ironed locks, blackened eyes contrasted by orange-tinted brows, toting structured doctor’s bags and compact purses. High heeled criss-cross strap Mary Janes were bejeweled, decked in print, and colorblocked in contrasting hues.


I love that Miuccia resurrected her old prints, and I love these jewel-encrusted wares. I am however, rather disappointed that she chose to cast only a single black model in the show. Those orange pieces would have looked amazing on Nyasha Matonhodze, Jasmine Tookes, or even Marihenny Rivera.

What do you think?





photos: Vogue

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11 Responses to “Show Review: Prada Fall 2012”

  1. Vanessa says:

    I don’t know…it seems flat. -_-’

  2. Melrause says:

    wow amazing! vraiment magnifique!

  3. Nakia says:

    Seems a bit underwhelming

  4. Taj says:

    I’m not impressed with this collection.

  5. Prada should focus on handbags only.

  6. prettydramatic says:

    A few pieces caught my eye, 1 being the 1rst look. Other than that I am vaguely impressed.

  7. LushCoils says:


    i double dare myself!

  8. aj_wright says:

    bold mellow a touch of gaudy and indifference… the bold eyes on the models explain that to me. some of the detail looks old fashion and stiff. i dont like it but ice been there….

  9. No fashion says:

    Some of the coats are interesting

  10. like_really_ray says:

    It makes me wanna die…but in a good way. Think sophisticated Beetle Juice.

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