To be fair, I think the vast majority of stuff is pretty hideous! Over branded, unwearable and obviously ridiculously expensive! In general, the only designers I rate (and this is purely my opinion of what appeals to me), for doing quirky and fun but wearable things are Vivienne Westwood, Moschino, Henry Holland (love his very affordable H! by Henry Holland collections for Debenhams) and the late, great Alexander McQueen. This was until I got this months Elle and Vogue with the SS12 collections in them and saw the Prada SS12 collection!
It is described as Mid Century Modern and I just love the prints, styling and accessories......
Front cover of February UK Elle that first caught my eye....
Look at the super cute cowboy print!
Various retro styling details from the menswear collection
Hot rod styling and applique on bags!
Check out that metal grille handle - cool!
And last, but not least the amazing hot rod inspired shoes! ♥♥
The red ones are my fave!Not that I'll ever own such items as they are all WWWAAAYYYYYY out of my price range, but its certainly a cool collection, and I never think its a bad thing when retro styling is "in fashion".
Of course for myself and many of my readers, retro styling is never out of fashion ;)
I am obviously ahead of the fashion pack anyway as one of my longest standing Dolly Cool pieces is my Hot Rod necklace!
Maybe Prada were inspired by me? ;) he he!