At the beginning of the summer I blogged about my obsession with Prada's SS 2008 nouveau fairy collection. I scoured ebay until I found this commercial piece. It has the signature piping and butterfly collar but is a little more wearable sans-fairies. If I told you this outfit was nouveau azn, you might say "WTF?" But this is actually quite timely as Prada's most recent collection had many asian references. The shirt is clearly asian inspired with a strong black line (like those of japanese woodblock prints and art nouveau illustrations) and the socks with sandals are an obvious geisha girl touch. But what about the shredded black jean shorts? There is just something about the play of proportions that feels Japanese. The faux-modesty of the socks with completely bare legs reminds me of harajuku girls. They desecrate the submissive geisha image by pairing its demure details (the painted face and socks) with sexy short skirts and sneakers. Like Madonna writhing around on the floor in a wedding dress, it's the best kind of irreverence- with a wink.
The black jean shorts are Satine Label, the pink socks are just cut-off ballet tights. The Marni sandals I've had forever-they're black seatbelt material with rhinestones- such a funny juxtaposition.
*Btw irreverence with a wink could possibly be Miuccia's MO. #pradaforeverphotos by lovely landon