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Prada F/W 2019

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Whether you are familiar with Mary Shelly’s haunting yet inviting diction, or one of the various visual iterations of ​Frankenstein​, there is an undeniable nostalgia in Miuccia Prada’s Fall/Winter 2019 Women’s ready-to-wear collection. The soft grunge aesthetic nods towards the trope of the stereotypical Frankenstein character: a feared creature who yearns for romantic attention; Miuccia presents us with exactly that. The show begins with a structured- strapless-black-dress-chunky-boot combo on a electric candle lit runway to the tune of anxiety-driven music.


Posted September 23rd, 2019 By Colby Mugrabi

Through the use of sleek, structured cuts and metal accents, the audience takes note of this interplay between romance and edge. In particular, the 3D, often wilted, flower accents are the perfect mélange between fragility and perseverance that we are all too familiar with. As we continue to be both intimidated and intrigued, padded shoulders are introduced, an obvious homage to Frankenstein’s visual trademark. Repeated usage of red also acts as a palette cleanser, while ashy, loose fabrics make us think of the moment between life and death.  

But what would Prada be without a utilitarian flair? Miuccia updates the theme with countryside, fur-shop-esque coats, padded, army green, pocketed jackets and doctor bags. The models’ slicked hair and circular spectacles give us punk rock chic meets art historian. There are also darling capes that are reminiscent of Little Red Riding Hood.  

Overall, Prada's Fall/Winter 2019 women’s collection reminds us of information we’ve seen before, but in the best way possible. It is the bedtime story that upon second thought seems more like a nightmare. It is romantic, thrilling, seductive and serious all at once.

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American Vogue

June, 1943

Vogue usa 1943 june

Eileen Gray

Portable Dressing Table from Villa E1027

Eileen gray  portable dressing table from villa e1027

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Dress Ensemble, 1964

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American Vogue

June, 1943

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Eileen gray  portable dressing table from villa e1027

Eileen Gray

Portable Dressing Table from Villa E1027

2 of 19

Bonnie cashin  1964 65

Bonnie Cashin

Dress Ensemble, 1964

3 of 19

Praxis studio  1970 . agusti  n herna  ndez navarro.

Agustín Hernández Navarro

Praxis Studio, 1970

4 of 19

Miguel berrocal

Miguel Berrocal

Five Italian Micro Figural Puzzles, 1970

5 of 19

Richard linder  triptych   changing sexuality  1975

Richard Linder

Triptych, Changing Sexuality, 1975

6 of 19

Mv5botuzmzazmzeznv5bml5banbnxkftztgwotg1ntawmje . v1

The Bride of Frankenstein

Movie Poster, 1935

7 of 19

Walter von nessen age lamp  1935

Walter von Nessen

Age Lamp, 1935

8 of 19

Edith head x main 2715629c

Edith Head

Portrait

9 of 19

Fauteuil by rene herbst 1940s

Rene Herbst

Fauteuil, 1940s

10 of 19

Isa genzken rose ii 2007

Isa Genzken

Rose II, 2007

11 of 19

Marta hoepffner  komposition mit flaschen  1945

Marta Hoepffner

Komposition mit Flaschen, 1945

12 of 19

Adolf rading 3

Adolf Rading

Interior

13 of 19

Rene   herbst  fauteuil en tube laque    coussin de cuir  1928

René Herbst

Fauteuil en Tube Laqué, Coussin de Cuir, 1928

14 of 19

Saul leiter

Saul Leiter

Postmen, 1952

15 of 19

Vogue uk  february 1960

British Vogue

February, 1960

16 of 19

Waac women s army uniforms 1940s

WAAC

Women's Army Uniforms, 1940s

17 of 19

William n. copley 2

William N. Copley

Confiture de Circulation, 1960

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William pereira

William Pereira

Geisel Library, San Diego, California, 1968

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