>> The stripe-filled Spring 2011 Prada collection has many fashion devotees in a tizzy — those striped Prada flatform oxfords, for example, already sold out last month in New York — and the craze isn't letting up yet. Prada stores are about to get stocked with the new Pailettes collection, which features striped and sequined clutches ($1,050) and shoppers in Yves Klein blue or hot pink. A first look at the line in the gallery.
New mom Miranda Kerr was all smiles while strolling around Paris before strutting her stuff in the Balenciaga show. Her floral Balenciaga mini was complemented by her peplum Rick Owens leather jacket, patent Prada booties, and blue Balenciaga tote. She added a gray scarf and a navy wide-brimmed fedora to complete her Paris-chic look. Shop all of the key pieces now.
The weather in NYC yesterday was unseasonably warm and quite sunny. Walking down West 19th street in the afternoon wind, I had a sudden and violent urge to don bright colors and a bold pattern or two — at the same time. As the dirty snow piles get smaller and smaller, my visions of cherry blossoms and green leaves become more and more vivid. The punchy stripes at Prada's Spring/Summer 2011 show really revved my sartorial engines, and finding some choice horizontal lines in shades of fuchsia and jade is high on my Spring must list.
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Ready to change up your wardrobe? We'll be bringing you oodles of styling advice, shopping tips, wardrobe additions, and refreshers this month as part of our Spring Dressing Guide. First, take our refresher course in the top trends for Spring 2011. We saw sheerness, white, layering, and bold prints dominate the themes, as well as a few silhouettes like wide-leg trousers and calf-length skirts. Click through our slideshow to get in the Spring mindset.
>> First came the mini, then came the midi, and now, designers like David Koma, Prada, and Jason Wu have been all over knee-length hemlines for Fall 2011. Much more forgiving than last season's calf-length cut, this chic hemline for coats, dresses, and skirts gives you tons of options to work with. While you wait for the aforementioned collections to hit stores — Jason Wu already has a few Fall pieces out — check out what's available right now.
For Fall 2011, Miuccia Prada drew inspiration from the '20s and the '60s, offering dropped-waist dresses, wide-belted big-button coats, sheer shifts, and Mondrian-esque block prints all topped off with colorful python-print, knee-high boots. And despite the unfussy nature of the silhouettes, glamorous touches via vibrant fur, the aforementioned python, and colorful paillettes made the ensembles truly unique. To see all the groundbreaking looks, watch our runway coverage now!
>> Last September's New Yorker Style Issue featured a lengthy profile on Style Rookie's Tavi Gevinson; could Bryanboy be up next? Apparently David Remnick is in Milan attending lots of fashion shows to research the next Style Issue, and while waiting for Prada yesterday introduced himself to Bryanboy. According to WWD, "the two seemed to really hit it off" and "chatted enthusiastically." The two then took a picture together and promised to get in touch. [WWD]
Prada Fall might just be the work of a childlike fantasy. Miuccia Prada, who two seasons ago gave us lace and bombshell silhouettes, claimed she wanted to explore innocence within glamour. Turn back the clocks, to when we crept into our mother's closet and pulled out everything we shouldn't touch — python, furs, shiny paillettes, organza — and then combined it all into one glorious outfit, with a happy disregard for all womanly tenets of sexy allure. A deep teal python coat and silk orange and navy blouse were paired with sky-blue suede boots. Mermaid-like dresses, covered in oversized paillettes, had faux fur collars. A demure blush blouse was tucked into a mod block print skirt, worn over teal, green python, and key lime green boots, accessorized with a pair of camel suede car gloves and mauve clutch. Somewhere, a 10-year-old girl swooned. Sleeves were generally oversized, dresses followed a loose drop-waist sheath silhouette, and there was no decolletage to be seen; even the models' heads were generally covered up by leather caps complete with chinstrap. Finally, the way the models awkwardly clutched the handbags to their chest — like their favorite doll — contributed to the idea that we were just girls again, with little idea of sexuality, dressing to our own innocent definition of glamour.
- Trends: '60s, '20s, graphic prints, python, fur, sheath dresses, drop-waist, boxy coats.
- Colors: Pea green, teal blue, garnet, orange, blush, turquoise, navy, cream, black.
- Key Looks: Oversized boxy coats, paillette dresses.
- Accessories: The shoes were a major highlight: python and suede boots with Mary Jane straps.
- Who Would Wear It: Quirky fashionistas: Anna Dello Russo, Kirsten Dunst, and Zooey Deschanel should put in their orders now.
Diane Kruger brought a bright taste of Summer to her Unknown photo call in Berlin today. She wore a flutter sleeve coral dress and turquoise suede platforms from Prada's 2011 Resort line, which she complemented with tribal earrings and a simple black leather watch. Get Diane's sunny style now.