Friday, October 9, 2009
Feature of the Moment: Treading the Bear Market in Style
Leave it to Miuccia Prada to create an ensemble that will leave shivers down your throat. For her Fall collection, Prada portrayed the fierce side of femininity without the 80's influence. Tailored jackets and coats are the main attraction to her show: the top part of the jackets exude masculine strength with wide set shoulders (buff arms) and giant lapels (pulsating pecs, perhaps?). But as it flows downward, there's a transition to a skirt. To add more lady-like features, plunging neck lines and cinched waists are provided.
As for accessories, Prada never fails to supply sturdy animal leathers. Thigh-high leather boots for treading the rough waters of Wall Street, and studded high heels to kick any Madoff wannabe (or thieves who want to snatch your fabulous Prada purse) in the butt!
Color palettes were restrained to the richest of blacks and reds. Somehow the red closely resembled blood. Any reference to the current vampire mania? Or maybe it's a suggestion to brace for some economic hand-to-hand combat. Blood, armor, and weapons. "This is Sparta!"