Thursday, July 7, 2011

Windowpane & Box Pleats at Prada


These windows, from the Prada store at Broadway and Prince Street in SoHo, feature looks from the Fall 2011 collection. I really can’t think about fall right now, especially when it’s 90 degrees outside, but the boldness of the colors here are so striking and inspirational. I especially love the dresses with the structured bodices, dropped waists, and box-pleated skirts. I could imagine myself wearing the blue one. I’d love to see how textile design comes in to play for Miuccia when she’s designing a collection.





Two-toned knee socks and neutral bags.

I’d take either bag (I am partial to the two-toned one, lower right), but it’s a pass on the shaggy hat.

Shoes you could actually walk in.

Yes, please, to the blue!

12 comments:

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Another, yes please to the blue...love it! I have always loved fall and winter clothes more than summer...I enjoy looking at the Fall Collections! Thanks for sharing the windows.

Adrienne said...

I like the blue too - on someone else though. I look silly in lots of patterns, plaids, and stripes.
Those handbags are stunning....drooling over here.

sacramento said...

I will have the pink one, then, hehehehhe.
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Glimpse Creations said...

I'll take a blue one too! Thanks for sharing this! It is always a treat to see what the New York windows are featuring!

Aesthetic Alterations said...

Those bags are really beautiful, at least through the windows. A great neutral but light-colored bag would be so chic for fall. And those shoes! YUM. Are you going to get them? LOL

jill815 said...

Hi Pam, I'm with you, I like Fall/Winter clothes better. Summer stuff is nice but it always feels too hot for anything other than the simplest of looks.

jill815 said...

Hi Adrienne, I would have to put that dress on to know for sure whether I would look ridiculous in it. I normally stay away from bold prints but I am so drawn to this one, I'd at least give it a try! And don't get me started on Prada handbags. Much cheaper than Chanel, made better than Louis Vuitton, and I truly believe would last you forever. I love the Saffiano leather tote, which these are variations of. They offer them in a variety of gorgeous colors.

jill815 said...

Hi Sacramento, you're right, the pink is gorgeous too. I didn't look at it closely enough because I was too busy being bowled over by the blue.

jill815 said...

Hi Sarah! I loved the photos you posted of the Madame Gres exhibit. I am always inspired when you put up picture of Parisian shop windows so I hope you will treat us all to those again sometime soon!

jill815 said...

Hi Catherine, oh the bags are just gorgeous. I have thought about forgetting all this Hermes business and just save up for one of these beauties. I want a light colored bag right now!

Paula said...

They really dont look like fall tho, do they? I could wear it now--and I like the colored one--of course! Looks like fun--seeing a lot of the dropped waists for fall--how does that work with the menopausal belly???lol paula

jill815 said...

Hi Paula, I was surprised to learn later that they were fall clothes. The windowpane dress made me think of fall but those giant plaid dresses really seemed wearable right now. I haven't put on a dropped waist dress in years. I don't know if it'd look so great on me but I'd certainly give any one of these dresses a try!