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New collections are always said to be the designer’s “most personal one to date”, but in the case of Prada’s S/S 2012, it’s honestly the best description you can come up with. The season’s assortment of below-the-knee skirts, twinsets, and long boxy jackets are pieces we’d expect to find in Miuccia Prada’s own wardrobe. With a distinct 50s Americana aesthetic, the classic feminine silhouettes are balanced with masculine hints—actual automobile prints on leather skirts, hot rod flames on chiffon skirts, and even fender-detailed heels.
“I wanted to make sweet acceptable, for sweet is a very bad word in fashion,” says the designer about the collection’s naughty and nice vintage direction.