Prada Archive

Elle Fanning Transformed Into Elle Woods, and All It Took Was 1 Dress

No, Elle Fanning was not on set for Legally Blonde 3 when she wore this Prada dress. As far as we know, that movie remake isn’t happening. Still, the young actress decided to channel Reese Witherspoon‘s much-loved character Elle Woods. Fanning stepped out at the Mill Valley Film Festival in a bejeweled pleated number that was cinched at the waist with a bow. She played …

Sporty evening sandals and bare ribs: Milan fashion week’s messages

1 Gucci: because this is the show defining what we really wear No, I’m not winding you up. And, yes, I’m talking about that Gucci show, the one with the orange fur coat with the zebras and the red leather jacket with the pussybow collar. Gucci has changed how we dress. I’ve been watching the off-catwalk fashion – not so much the peacocky Anna Dello …

Prada SS17 Mixes Intellectualism With Miles of Ostrich Feathers

A highlight of the Milan Fashion Week schedule, Prada unveiled its SS17 collection in the vast intergalactic space hangar that is its HQ’s show space. In typical Prada style, the house’s look was based on clashing prints and awkward-cool styling. Plaid blazers, box-pleated skirts, wrap pencil skirts, turtle necks and tons of those aforementioned print combos made for big geek chic vibes — which is Prada’s bread …

Crazy, but True, Prada Will Make You Want to Wear Feathers For Spring

Miuccia Prada has a way of even making feathers seem charming. Prada’s Spring ’17 lineup was trimmed with marabou hems and finished with feathered shoes and featured feathered crop tops layered over printed blouses. The effect is a tad quirky, yes, but elevated, evolved even; it’s not done for the sake of being ostentatious. You wouldn’t have to be a party girl to wear these …

Miuccia Prada: 'It's time to talk about the present'

Prada’s profits fell 25% in the first half of this year, while the status of Miuccia Prada as Italian fashion’s go-to intellectual finds itself under threat from Gucci’s newfound enthusiasm for “allegorical cartography and rhizomatic thinking”. (Me neither.) But this Milan fashion week catwalk show – a film-meets-fashion showcase in collaboration with David O Russell, director of American Hustle and The Fighter – was a …

Over-the-knee boots set to be the shoe of the decade

Every era gets a shoe. The 60s had the Birkenstock, the 70s had the platform boot, the 80s had the stiletto and the 90s had the Doc Marten. Now we have the over-the-knee boot. Although Cavalli and Chanel have featured them in their collections since the early noughties, over-the-knee boots have only recently been popularised by the likes of Beyoncé, Rihanna and Kendall Jenner. Not …

Buy of the day: the Prada ship shirt

With its sailor hats, opened Breton-striped shirts and neckerchiefs intertwined with seafaring trails, Miuccia Prada’s menswear collection was nautically themed. There was something of a hipster fisherman influence on the collection, but there was also a much grander narrative taking place. The grand “whoosh” of the shipmate epic is felt, and indeed Homer’s Odyssey, Noah’s Ark and Moby Dick were all cited as influences. This …

We See Chrissy Teigen's Amazing Dress, But We're More Focused on Her Diaper Bag

Mostly everything about Chrissy Teigen’s latest look fits into her signature style: that sexy slip of bra up top, those strappy heels, and a printed dress that turns heads. But while a few months ago she’d have opted for a clutch or flashy satchel, these days, Chrissy’s toting her nylon Prada diaper bag. The designer hardware is a nod to the supermodel’s love of fashion, …

Spike Jonze gets freaky for Kenzo – where film meets beauty

The first few seconds of Spike Jonze’s new advert for Kenzo perfume lull you: a beautiful woman, bored in a black-tie world; just what you might expect from a glossy fashion ad. But then she sneaks out, into an empty hall – and then we’re off into the deep end of one of the most engaging ads we have had this year. Watch Spike Jonze’s …

Gucci Among World’s Hottest Fashion Brands, While Prada Cools

LONDON, United Kingdom — Gucci has been named one of the “hottest” luxury brands, while Prada and Giorgio Armani are “cooling” fast, according to a new report by Exane BNP Paribas. The financial services firm assessed the “brand temperature” of luxury companies, based on the ratio between the editorial coverage they receive in print magazines, and their print advertising spend. Brands are ranked as “hot” …