#MFW: Prada's Spring/Summer 2014 Runway and Bags Review!
22 September 2013

#MFW: Prada’s Spring/Summer 2014 Runway and Bags Review!

Prada’s Spring/Summer 2014 runway and show set was a spectacular visual feast – the entire show space was transformed into a huge wall mural of female portraits by artist Jeanne Detallante and various other artists. At this point, I can’t even begin to imagine how long it took the artists to paint the walls of the entire show space. And you’re probably wondering why there were only portraits of women? Well, of course because it was a women’s RTW runway show, but the true reason behind it was its feminist subtexts that Miuccia was trying to achieve, and the truly surprising choice of “Work Bitch” by Britney Spears which adds to the feminist undertones of the collection.

Although the murals certainly served as an inspiration to the clothes, as we see similar women’s portraits on dresses and coats in all colours of the rainbow came down the runway, the common thread that was seen throughout Prada’s SS14 collection, was the trompe l’oeil bralet details (in sequins for evening) and  knee-high striped ribbed leg warmers (that reminded me of the socks that Rugby players wear) which accompanied every single look. And no sir-ree this leg warmers were even paired with the evening looks but with added bling for the occasion, of course! My favourites were definitely the portrait and  bejewelled dresses, but I really wish that Miuccia hadn’t paired them with legwarmers and clunky sporty sandals (similar to what we saw at Marc Jacobs’s SS14 show), but I guess the sportswear vibe is an upcoming SS14 trend since it has been carried over from Marc Jacobs at NYFW, to Gucci, and now Prada.

Structured accordion bags were aplenty on Prada’s SS14 runway. Not only did they come in different sizes, but they also varied between snaptop, turnlock, pushlock, and even framed. Materials ranged from leather, to exotic skins, and printed, to bejewelled. While it certainly fitted well into the theme Miuccia was trying to get across, the runway bags aren’t really my style.

Images via Style.com