#SuzyMFW: Prada – Seductive Feminism

“This apparently stupid seduction – is it bad or not?” mused Miuccia Prada backstage, as her monumental show of female seductive tools was being packed away – the knitted bra tops that opened the show along with the marabou feathers that fluttered throughout and the poster girl pictures printed on dresses – just as they were hung on the walls of the huge show space. Prada’ explosive story about women, education, protest and sexual behaviour. A post shared by Suzy

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Prada: A Piece of a Woman

Cheers and whoops of joy rung out at Prada from the raw wood set. The last outfits lingered on the catwalk – a dress with a soft, floral prettiness and a face drawn near the hem; and a bold, gold brocade coat with a few hand-painted spring flowers rising up from the bottom like a force of nature. It was an exceptional moment as Miuccia Prada showed herself feisty and fearless about the needs and desires of women. The clothes

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Art And Seoul

PRADA has unveiled its latest cutting-edge foray into the world of art in the shape of the Prada Transformer – a Tetrahedron-shaped structure that will accommodate a range of art, cinema, and fashion events taking place in Seoul, South Korea, from March to July 2009. Created in collaboration with Rem Koolhaas and AMO (the think-tank of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture), the Transformer will be hooked up to cranes, which will rotate and then flip it into four different façade and

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Dubai Or Not To Buy

A SPOKESPERSON for Prada SpA has put paid to speculation that it is on the verge of selling a minority stake to Dubai-based investment group Istithmar World PJSC – which also owns US department store chain Barneys – following a report by Bloomberg that linked talks between the two parties to an acquisition deal. Prada announced last year that it would go public and, while a date for the IPO has yet to be set, that’s apparently still very much the plan. Just

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A Journey With Prada

WE’RE already coveting the period costumes from Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming film Australia starring Nicole Kidman and now we’re after the accessories too: a set of luggage comprising trunks, suitcases, hat boxes and a picnic set, all custom made by the legendary fashion label Prada. Each piece has been handcrafted from a unique goatskin material using the same technique that Mario Prada – Miuccia Prada’s grandfather and founder of the company – used almost a century ago. Taking more than one week

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Here Come The Boys

IT’s that time again; showtime, that is. The menswear shows get underway in Milan tomorrow with Jil Sander, Missoni and Burberry Prorsum officially kicking off the autumn/winter 2009-10 season and a packed schedule of Bottega Veneta, Gianfranco Ferre, Roberto Cavalli, Salvatore Ferragamo, Vivienne Westwood, Emporio Armani, Belstaff and Prada keeping up the catwalk momentum on Sunday. Highlights? Kanye West’s collaborative shoe line for Louis Vuitton will be getting its first outing come Paris, plus Yves Saint Laurent’s Stefano Pilati will showcase his collection

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Fashion Friday Returns

IF you haven’t yet got plans for the weekend then look no further than the Victoria & Albert Museum and its latest French Connection Friday treat, which takes place tomorrow from 6.30pm. Your chance to get up close and personal with all things fashion, play stylist for the night, selecting key pieces from French Connection’s autumn/winter 2008-9 collection and direct your own shoot and get expert advice from filmmaker and photographer Donald Milne and renowned stylist Adam Howe. Or watch

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The Coolest Of The Cool

IT’S official: sex sells. The release of Sex and the City: The Movie has been credited with propelling some of the key brands it featured – Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Vivienne Westwood and Manolo Blahnik, to name but a few – into the higher echelons of this year’s CoolBrands list, which is highly regarded in the industry as the barometer of all that’s hip. Stealing into the top spot fashion-wise, however, is hyper-sexy London lingerie label Agent Provocateur – the

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Prada’s Mobile Style

HAVING teamed up with the LG Group for the second time, Prada won’t just have us coveting its bags, shoes and clothes for the new fashion season – add to that its stylish new phone. Building on the success of the original Prada by LG phone – which made history as the first touch-screen phone to reach the market (quickly notching up 1 million users along the way) – it boasts a unique QWERTY keyboard, video calling, a 5 mega-pixel camera

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Prada Alchemy

TAKE one design house renowned for its innovative take on fashion and one Oscar-winning film editor, put them together, and what do you get? Prada’s Alchemy, a film by Pietro Scalia celebrating the new men’s fragrance, which was launched at the spring/summer 2009 Prada Uomo show. “The idea of distilling the complexity of Prada’s new men’s fragrance, Infusion d’Homme, into an audio-visual experience by condensing the essence of nine different short films was too intriguing to pass up,” says Scalia, who

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