Ride. Miu Miu Resort 2018

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Just in time for the haute couture week in Paris, Miuccia Prada invited her guests (note Sofia Coppola’s The Beguilded cast, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning, in the f-row) to the Miu Miu club, an ultra-glamorous, one-night-only venue. For resort 2018, Miu Miu girls are hot automobile riders, who wear green intarsia coats, striped jumpsuits and day-dresses in vichy checks. If somebody’s not full throttle into fast car rider theme, the designer has tropical prints and masculine, woollen coats in her latest offering. Bum-bags (surprisingly seen in Miuccia’s menswear collection at Prada a few weeks ago) are evidently having a loud revival this season, whether you’re having a problem with that, or not.

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Collage by Edward Kanarecki.

Prada Heads

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Whether you’re a revolutionary spirit dressing like the European youth in 1968 (see Eva Green in Bertolucci’s The Dreamers to get the point) or a to-be French girl dreaming of Carrie Bradshaw’s great Parisian escape with Alexandr Petrovsky – Miuccia Prada has the next season headwear sorted out for you. One of the biggest surprises at Prada‘s autumn-winter 2017 fashion show was the comeback of berets and biker hats. Worn with long scarves and sea-shell necklaces, both of them looked adventurous (in one of the three versions: knitted, pony hair or patchwork). The guys wore their berets in corduroy with a defiant, Che Guevara attitude. Full throttle!

Collage by Edward Kanarecki.

Men’s / Gameboy. Prada SS18

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“They are hand-drawn, human, simple and real. Even if they contain of course all the worst fantasy, they look simple. . . . They are little fragments of life, which is what you get now from the information, the media: So I was more and more attracted by them. Even if I never liked them.” What’s Miuccia Prada talking about this season? Comic books!

The venue of the spring-summer 2018 fashion show was all covered in James Jean’s and Ollie Schrauwen’s graphics and prints, presenting some utopian, subverted reality – a reality, that has always been Prada‘s fantasy. The pieces covered in comics illustrations, like bumbags and knits, will surely end as the season’s most coveted pieces of Prada maniacs. Miuccia associates reading comics with young boys, that’s why the Prada gameboy went for geeky Velcro straps, a collar-up shirt and lots, lots of nylon. Childhood naivety in pure form: the boys are happy with their gaming achievements, while wearing red pants and sandals with socks. But Prada doesn’t want her male customer to infinitely fall into infantilism. Note the voluminous, wool coats. “Everything was a little bit too naive, too simple, so we thought these heavy coats would be the right counterpart. That is just fashion—because we love it.”

One can’t ignore the fact that it was the first men’s Prada collection in a while lacking the women’s looks. As the female part got a separate resort show a month ago at Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, the guests had to focus solely on menswear. Surely, that was the aim of the brand’s management – to some extend, you rather got more ecstatic about those few dresses and gorgeous pumps than the line-up of suits. But showing both men’s and women’s clothes in a show used to be Miuccia’s vision, so…

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Collage by Edward Kanarecki.

Looks for Twin Peaks Life

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Miu Miu pre-fall’17

I guess we’ve all watched the same thing yesterday evening – Twin Peaks 2, of course. David Lynch is in great, twice edgier and even more eccentric form, and we really did meet 25 years later… so, after the first have episodes aired, it’s quite the right time to think of alternative, matching Twin Peaks looks of the season. I mean from this literal season (autumn-winter 2017, for the concerned ones), not from some another, Lynchian dimension.

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Prada autumn-winter 2017

Miuccia Prada has mentioned Lynch many times, while discussing her collections. His portrait of female characters is just the right amount of elusive femme fatale style and cardigans – read: a Prada woman in American suburbs.

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Balenciaga autumn-winter 2017

Those voluminous coats with strange buttonings by Demna Gvasalia will surely get your hands twisted and feel like from another time lapse.

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Saint Laurent autumn-winter 2017

Anthony Vaccarello has accidentally created a perfect, modern-day Laura Palmer dress.

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Brock Collection autumn-winter 2017

This one’s from the episodes. That outfit is so, so the principal’s wife look, pre- and post-murder. No spoilers! Watch yourself to get it right.

All collages by Edward Kanarecki.