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Prada S/S 2011

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Once again Miuccia Prada has defied expectations and challenged norms. In a season of all-white openers, Prada’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection featured neon colors, vibrant prints, and fiery silhouettes.


Posted June 9th, 2019 By Colby Mugrabi

Perhaps the most obvious influences on this collection are the 1920s and Latin America. The models’ finger wave hair, drop-waist skirts, and fur stoles all signify Josephine Baker, not to mention the banana print throughout the collection which references Baker’s famous banana ensemble from 1926. On the other hand, the vibrant tropical colors, oversized brimmed hats, and ruffled hems all look to Latin America for inspiration. The use of stripes, cheeky baroque prints with the collection’s signature bananas, and the replacement of cherubs with monkeys all make use of playfulness and reject the serious.

Still, elements of Prada’s designs remain hard to define. The opening looks featured the collection’s neon colors, but their unusual stiff sleeves and rounded shoulders seem to make a different point than the more fun-loving looks of the collection. Meanwhile, other ensembles reference the nurses scrubs of Prada’s previous menswear collection. Finishing out the show were a series of black and grey ensembles, including skirt suits. The element of playfulness carries through here in horizontal stripes, adding fun into even the most serious looks of the collection. It is difficult to determine exactly what Miuccia meant with this collection, but as with all things, the devil is in the details.

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Andy Warhol

Polaroid of Bananas

Bananas photo by andy warhol

Ettore Sottsass

Superbox, 1969

Ettore sottsass superbox

Isamu Noguchi

Bamboo Basket Chair, 1950

Isamu noguchi  bamboo basket chair

Marc Newson

Lockheed Lounge, 1988

Marc newson  lockheed lounge  1988

Harper's Bazaar

1966

Harper s bazaar 1966

Seventeen Magazine

September 1967

Seventeen  september 1967

Josephine Baker

In her Banana Costume

Josephinebaker 1

Andy Warhol

Banana Dress, 1966

Andy warhol banana dress  1966

Andy Warhol

'Monkey ( Toy Painting )', 1983

Andy warhol   monkey   toy painting     1983

Patrick Kelly

Banana Girl Sketch, 1987

Banana girl sketch  patrick kel ly  1987

Carmen Miranda

Portrait

Carmen miranda

Cecil Beaton

Wallis Simpson Schiaparelli, 1937

Cecil beaton  wallis simpson in elsa schiaparelli   1937

Georges Jouve

Vase Femme a Nichons, 1948

Georges jouve  vase femme a nichons 1948 1

Georges Jouve

Vase Femme a Nichons, 1948

Georges jouve  vase femme a nichons 1948

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Jacques henri lartigue  rene  e perle  1930 1932

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Jeff koons wishing well mirror  1988

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Exhibition Poster, Antwerp, Belgium, 1971

Oster  exhibition poster for wide white space gallery  antwerp  belgium   1971

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Eyewear, 1960s

Pierre cardin eyewear  1960s

Steven Holl

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Steven holl  the nelson atkins museum of art

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Teatro carignano  turin  2016  by hiroshi sugimoto

Yves Klein

(Untitled) Blue Monochrome

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Bananas photo by andy warhol

Andy Warhol

Polaroid of Bananas

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Ettore sottsass superbox

Ettore Sottsass

Superbox, 1969

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Isamu noguchi  bamboo basket chair

Isamu Noguchi

Bamboo Basket Chair, 1950

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Marc newson  lockheed lounge  1988

Marc Newson

Lockheed Lounge, 1988

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Harper s bazaar 1966

Harper's Bazaar

1966

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Seventeen  september 1967

Seventeen Magazine

September 1967

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Josephinebaker 1

Josephine Baker

In her Banana Costume

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Andy warhol banana dress  1966

Andy Warhol

Banana Dress, 1966

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Andy warhol   monkey   toy painting     1983

Andy Warhol

'Monkey ( Toy Painting )', 1983

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Banana girl sketch  patrick kel ly  1987

Patrick Kelly

Banana Girl Sketch, 1987

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Carmen miranda

Carmen Miranda

Portrait

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Cecil beaton  wallis simpson in elsa schiaparelli   1937

Cecil Beaton

Wallis Simpson Schiaparelli, 1937

12 of 22

Georges jouve  vase femme a nichons 1948 1

Georges Jouve

Vase Femme a Nichons, 1948

13 of 22

Georges jouve  vase femme a nichons 1948

Georges Jouve

Vase Femme a Nichons, 1948

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Jacques henri lartigue  rene  e perle  1930 1932

Jacques-Henri Lartigue

Renée Perle, 1930-1932

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Jeff koons wishing well mirror  1988

Jeff Koons

Wishing Well Mirror, 1988

16 of 22

Oster  exhibition poster for wide white space gallery  antwerp  belgium   1971

Wide White Space Gallery

Exhibition Poster, Antwerp, Belgium, 1971

17 of 22

Pierre cardin eyewear  1960s

Pierre Cardin

Eyewear, 1960s

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Steven holl  the nelson atkins museum of art

Steven Holl

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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Teatro carignano  turin  2016  by hiroshi sugimoto

Hiroshi Sugimoto

Teatro Carignano, Turin, 2016

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Yves klein untitled blue monochrome  ikb 82

Yves Klein

(Untitled) Blue Monochrome

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