Monday, February 18, 2013

INSPIRATION Miuccia Prada [more than one season]... Marc Jacobs FW 2013||14

The presentation of the spectaculary staged Marc Jacobs runway show, for me, kind of saved this years kind of commercial NYFW. I love the sensorial and emotional artwork of Olafur Eliasson, and the recreation of ‘The Weather Project’ from 2003 really got under my skin. But what about the fashion that was shown? It was comfortably simple and nice to watch, but something was off. Though one might not be able to compare every single outfit, overall, the Marc Jacobs' FW 2013||14 collection [right] gave me the impression to be an homage to the creative work of Italian designer Miuccia Prada.
There were several approaches throughout the show that referenced influential phrases from Miuccia, from the gold brocade pajama collection of Prada SS||2002 to the duchesse looks from SS||2007. The coat volumes presented were eerily similar to those of the Miu Miu SS||2013 and to Prada’s fall winter campaign for FW 1995||96  [left] photographed by Peter Lindbergh, featuring the beautiful Kristen McMenamy.