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    Streetstyle New York: Dress of the week #8 – Denise

    Mai 1st, 2017

    Throwback Thursday

    (We met Denise in September 2010 in New York)

    Denise approaches another level of top boots. We call them “over the top boots” without being negative or sarcastic. This boots are just an amazing, artsy piece of Versace and Denise certainly knows how to combine it with a vivid red Chanel handbag and catchy Marc Jacobs glasses. We don’t know about you but in our mind Denise is just Manhattan-Style at its best.

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    Fashion Accessory: Prada shades

    Juli 9th, 2013

    The ultimate cool fashion accessory for the sun, Prada‘s “Minimal Baroque” frames are as covetable as they are chic. What are you waiting for – go get’em!

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    Latest Fashion News: Schiaperelli & Prada’s Impossible Conversation

    Juni 25th, 2012

    As I already mentioned in October, I saw yesterday the Elsa Schiaparelli (1890–1973) vs Miuccia Prada (born 1949) exhibition “Impossible Conversation” at the MET in New York City.

    The exhibit explores the similarities between the two powerful Italian women fashion designers. Both were born in Italy, Schiaparelli in Rome in 1890, Prada in Milan in 1949. Both were from conservative families and both came late to fashion almost by accident. Schiaparelli started making her own clothes after living in Paris and not finding the clothing that suited her very own tastes. Her focus was designing hats and jackets. Ms. Prada on the other hand inherited a family luggage business, began to design bags, then shoes, then clothes eventually.

    Based on Vanity Fair’s “Impossible Interviews” from the 1930′s, the exhibit shows a video conversation between actress Judy Davis, playing Ms. Schiaperelli and Ms. Prada herself. Created by Costume Institute curators Harold Koda and Andrew Bolton with the help of filmmaker Baz Luhrman, Bolton taped interviews with Ms. Prada and separately with Judy Davis whose script comes directly from Schiaparelli’s autobiography “Shocking Life”. He then cut the films together that you see the two powerful women having an “Impossible Conversation” across a long dinner table at the beginning of the show, and several times throughout.


    Intro Baz Luhrmann Met Video

    The exhibition also displays several designs from both designers with the main topic: waist up vs waist down. Schiaparelli tells us that back in her time, society women were often encountered seated at tables in cafes or restaurants. She, as a fashion designer was therefore most interested in designing clothing items that were most visible in such situations: everything from the waist up. Ms. Prada, who had experienced hippie back-to-the-earthness along with the sexual revolution was more focused on the lower part of the body: everything from the waist down. The show gives us therefore an interesting selection of Schiaparelli’s jackets and hats, while Prada shows us her skirts and shoes.

    I think this exhibit was excellent performed even though I don’t think it will be such a success as McQueen’s “Savage Beauty” drama from last year. Prada and Schiaparelli’s “Impossible Conversation” is an inspiring, intellectual piece of history that delivers some of the main answers to the never outdated question: what makes a woman desirable to herself? Surely the most important issue for independent and emancipated women back then and now.

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    Latest Fashion News: Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada to meet at the MET

    Oktober 12th, 2011

    Next spring, the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute (MET) will showcase about 80 designs of two Italian fashion designer – a combination of pieces by Schiaparelli from the late twenties to the early fifties and by Prada from the late eighties through today. Scheduled for May 10th to August 19th 2012, the exhibition will be the next one at the MET after breaking records with Alexander McQueensSavage Beauty“.

    Elsa Schiaparelli in 1936 wearing her designs (left) & Miuccia Prada (right)  Photo: The Cut, New York Magazine.

    “We wanted to do something that was completely different but consistent with our strategy, which is to look at things in the present to lead us into the past”, explained Harold Koda, curator in charge of the Costume Institute to WWD Magazine today.

    So, we can’t wait to see the next exhibit at the MET – sounds very promising! We’ll keep you posted!

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    High Fashion Trend 2011: Prada – NO or GO?

    Juli 29th, 2011

    For the Spring Summer 2011 men’s collection, Miuccia Prada explained that she had wanted everything as simple as possible in terms of fabrication, construction, and silhouette. And here we go, as you can see she used a lot of cotton and the color blue.

    What’s on your mind – thumbs up or down?

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    Curious to see more savage outfits? Have a look at our Fashion Trends 2011 repertoire!

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    Streetstyle New York: Dress of the week #8 – Denise

    September 2nd, 2010

    Denise approaches another level of top boots. We call them “over the top boots” without being negative or sarcastic. This boots are just an amazing, artsy piece of Versace and Denise certainly knows how to combine it with a vivid red Chanel handbag and catchy Marc Jacobs glasses. We don’t know about you but in our mind Denise is just Manhattan-Style at its best.

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    Miuccia Prada

    Juni 16th, 2010

    Miuccia Prada, Italian fashion designer and entrepreneur, born 1949 in Milan. She is the head of the family-run namesake fashion house Prada that was founded by her grandfather in 1913. Miuccia Prada itself also founded high-end fashion label in 1993 that is internationally known as a luxuries brand of women’s ready-to-wear and accessories, named after her nickname Miu Miu. After her grandfather’s death in the 1950′s, her mother Luisia Prada took the helm of the luxury fashion label that specializes in luxury goods for women and men like leather accessories, ready-to-wear, shoes and luggage and ran it successfully for almost two decades. Miuccia Prada joined the fashion house in 1970 and was just 20 years old when she was thrown into running the family-run business in 1978.


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    Prada

    April 7th, 2010

    Prada, Italian luxury fashion label, founded by namesake designer Mario Prada in 1913. Based in Milan, the family-run fashion house specializes in luxury goods for women and men like leather accessories, ready-to-wear, shoes and luggage. After Prada’s death in the 1950′s, his daughter Luisia Prada took the helm of his brand and ran it successfully for almost two decades. Luisia Prada’s daughter, Miuccia Prada joined the house in 1970 and was just 20 years old when she was thrown into running the family-run business in 1978.


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    Miu Miu

    April 7th, 2010

    Miu Miu, luxury fashion label from the Prada fashion house, founded by Miuccia Prada in 1993. The Italian fashion designer who goes by the nickname Miu Miu which is also the inspiration of her namesake label, established an internationally recognized luxuries brand of women’s ready-to-wear and accessories.


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