Thursday, January 19, 2012

Prada Menswear F/W 2012 MFW


Now, I like a bit of androgyny as much as the next girl or guy (delete as appropriate) but I honestly never pictured myself writing anticipating a menswear show, nay writing about one for that matter, as I had for Prada's F/W 2012 show at Milan Fashion Week the Sunday just gone. Punctual as usual, Sian.
Maybe my negligence of the men's side of the fashion spectrum has never held much significance to me as they never gain as great publicity as the womenswear shows - but this is where that one exception comes along and breaks the mold.

My Adrien Brody tag on Tumblr (I am a sad little girl with a sad little girl crush) was ablaze with news of the man himself and some of Hollywood's finest banding together to appear on Prada's MFW catwalk. Well, you can imagine my utmost excitement and if you can't, here's a very close representation.
And onto the pièce de résistance...

Even before the multitudes of models emerged, the scene was already set. A bold power combo black, red and white - the favourite colours of Hitler when it came to Nazi propaganda, propelled me back to pre WW2 times where the clothes themselves would not have been too out of place.
These strong colours remained throughout the collection's entirety; red tinted, round lensed spectacles were a staple as were decorative insignias adorning nearly every coat pockets. The polo neck (which is being forced upon the world by the fash pack at the moment) was taken under Prada's wing too, underneath a crisp white, buttoned shirt, coat collars were spiced up with fur and pinstripes and other eccentric patterns (including pistol patterns) were to be seen.

The show concluded with the eagerly awaited catwalk debut of acting greats: Willem Dafoe, Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Jamie Bell, Emile Hirsch and Adrien Brody (so good I mentioned him twice) - some less capable of hiding their amusement than others!

A kooky take on post 1920's in my opinion and has truly made me realise how much more attention I need to pay to menswear shows.


13 comments:

  1. This is so great, Gary Oldman in Prada! What more could you want? x

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    1. I honestly couldn't believe what my eyes when I first saw the tweets cropping up about this. Such a lovely addition to a fashion show x

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  2. <3 Oh goodness, Gary Oldman in Prada<3<3 I agree with Hannah!

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  3. I love Tim Roth! He looked so sexy...

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  4. I really need to start paying more attention to menswear. I would proudly own/wear some of that myself! xox

    http://myobsessiondujour.blogspot.com/

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  5. Gary Oldman in prada? Sex in prada, pretty much the same thing. ;)♥

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  6. Your blog is quite lovely. I am saddened that you removed your YouTube channel, as you are a wonderful girl with beautiful eyes and a soothing voice. I was looking forward to reading your story.

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    1. I'm awfully sorry but I'm afraid what's done is done. I didn't really have a say in the matter.
      I'm sorry.

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  7. Hey!
    I love your blog but could you maybe make some more "what i weat" postes?
    Cause you look is pretty amazing :)

    - Ida.

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    1. Hello there and yes, I plan to. My camera's been collecting dust since November as the charger has run away on me but once I do find it again, I'll try to put some of my own outfits up again.
      Sorry for the delay x

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  8. I mean "what i wear"

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