Thursday, March 4, 2010

Watching the Prada Fall/Winter collection preview

Although I pay very little attention as a general rule to high fashion these days, when I was a teenager I was devoted to it, learned to sew to make my own goofy riffs on what I thought was in style, and even kept a scrapbook/sketchbook with my own ideas. Today I wear more or less the same thing every day, because I just don't have the energy or (as Adam puts it) the give-a-shit to dress fashionably. (Also because I'm fat, and it feels like putting lipstick on a pig, frankly, to dress up when I am fat.) BUT I read in Knitter's Review about the new Prada show, in which Ms. Miuccia makes use of knits in a pretty big way, and I had to check it out.

At first I thought everything was impossibly dowdy but after watching for a while (there is a lot to see) I started seeing things I liked. At one point I saw something that was quite similar to the design I submitted to, which was rejected by, Interweave Knits a year or so ago. A-line, swingy, and yes, dowdy in a sixties married lady kind of way, it is worth taking a look, if only for the knitted collars, cabled socks with high heels, and fabulous hair ornamented by knitted headbands on every model. I DEFINITELY want to make a headband or two along those lines.

Here's a lovely knitted coat. It's hard to capture (or, really, see) the cables in it, but I'm pretty sure it's knitted and I like it!

Check out this knitted bag, and following it a better picture of the knitted dress it's carried alongside:

This chick had all the moving grace of Julia Roberts, which is to say, none at all. (Watch Ocean's Eleven, the scene where she walks down the stairs, to see how J.R. clomps along.)

Check out the whole show. There's way too much for me to take screenshots of everything I liked. I'm definitely going to try to incorporate some ideas from this into stuff I make this year.

1 comment:

Dusty Dudley said...

I saw this and liked some of the socks in that show. There's a 2-piece knitted dress they showed, though, that just looks frumpy. On me, it would be a crime against humanity heheh