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19 Apr

New Workwear Essentials You Need For Spring

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From crisp pantsuits in ivory white to a new take on the trench, spring's latest in workwear is nothing short of stylish.

The Deconstructed Suit

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DAN & CORINA LECCA/STUDIO D

Keep the look clean, opting for a sleek high-neck blouse.

From left: Max Mara jacket, $2,690, blouse, $595, jacket, $1,190, skirt, $475, 312-475-9500.

How to Wear It

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STUDIO D

Finish the look with white boots in geometric lines and modern gold earrings.

From left: Louis Vuitton tote, $3,850, 866-VUITTON; Fossil smartwatch $255, fossil.com; Pomellato earrings, $5,100, 800-254-6020. 

The Ivory Pantsuit

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DAN & CORINA LECCA/STUDIO D

Choose a tailored white blazer with a notched-lapel collar.

From left: Max Mara jacket, $1,450, 617-267-9775; Polo Ralph Lauren shirt, $198,ralphlauren.com; Monica Rich Kosann necklace, $1,450, monicarichkosann.com. Escada pants, $995, escada.com. 

How to Wear It

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18 Apr

When Mid-90s Prada Made Ugly Chic

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“It is oft-quoted folklore that Miuccia Prada is the designer who made ‘ugly’ chic: the term belle laide could, at that point in her career, have been invented for her,” writes Susannah Frankel in the cover story for AnOther Magazine S/S17. This change has been defined as the moment that 70s-inspired avocado and ochre hues hit the Prada S/S96 runway to the 'Rio Boogie' beats of Marcos Valle. Veering away from her own gauzy and minimalist cleanliness and the sexiness that characterized Tom Ford’s Gucci of the same decade, Mrs Prada offered a collection titled Banal Eccentricity: a retro-inspired brand of geek chic which was reviled and adored in equal measure. Little did we know at the time how this new...
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24 Feb

Prada Recreated Your Teenage Dream Bedroom For Its Fall 2017 Show

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Skipping the standard fashion show benches, Prada instead had guests sit on furry beds for its Fall 2017 show today.
The set looked a lot like your dream bedroom in high school: pink furry beds, poster-filled walls, Polaroids everywhere and of course, green cactuses as additional decor (for today's cool Instagram teens, of course).

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As a whole, the set featured multiple bedrooms separated by wooden walls that served as a winding runway for the models. From magazine cut-outs to Polaroids of friends and posters of Prada's Fall 2017 ads, the fashion house really nailed the whole cool teen aesthetic perfectly.

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19 Jan

Prada’s Latest Collection Has All the Work-Outfit Ideas You Need

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Just call Miuccia Prada William Morris, because judging by her 2017 menswear collection (don't worry—ladies' clothes were present), she's deep in her Arts and Crafts stage. Though the mood might be described as "Don Draper and friends when they were obsessed with sideburns and earth tones," there are fresh ideas about office wear to be distilled from the 54-look effort, the seven most pertinent of which we analyze here.

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Instead of a canvas bag, or worse, a paper one, double up on your carry-almost-alls: your regular "show" purse, and a squishy portfolio, playing the role of trash tanker for all your documents, computer, etc. Stash the small in the big on your commute, then leave...
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22 Dec

Wellness Powder Is a Thing Thanks to Elle Macpherson

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Instagram DMs work for private jokes, potential brunch plans, and many botched flirting attempts. Turns out, they can also work for business. Example: When supermodel Elle Macpherson just had to collaborate with Aerin Lauder, she didn't call a publicist or email a business manager. Instead, she hit the DM button. "I didn't know Aerin at all," Macpherson explains, "Like, at all. But I was obsessed with her Instagram. One weekend, I saw that we were both in the same city. I wanted to text her, but how would I get her number? So instead, I DM'ed." The result of this byte-size gesture is Aerin x The Super Elixir, a collaboration between the two fashion fixtures that combines Lauder's home décor expertise with Macpherson's...
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9 Dec

The Multifaceted Fashion Heritage of the Swimming Cap

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The leisurely activity of swimming garnered popularity during the 1830s, but it wasn’t until the arrival of the roaring 20s when ‘the permanent wave’ became a fashionable coiffure – and one that was utterly destroyed upon any contact with water – that there was an urgent requirement for women to cover their heads with a sheath of latex whilst taking a dip, lest their hair become a discredit to flappers the world over. The practicalities of the swimming cap made way for a plethora of playful designs; eccentric styles became the norm, with some even mimicking of the moment hairstyles, including wig-like inserts. The froufrou florals of vintage caps are synonymous with images of 1950s beach holidays, and the pinched...
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26 Sep

4 Things You Need to Know About the Prada Spring 2017 Show

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Inside Prada's show space at Via Fogazzaro, Muiccia Prada showed her Spring 2017 collection that, in short, could be described as a series of spectacularly fine, feathered moments. Here's what you need to know about the '70s-inspired collection.

Many familiar faces walked the runway, but they weren't who you'd expect.
Instead of stacking the catwalk with a bunch of Insta-models, Prada went with who she knew: truly iconic Prada models likes Liya Kebede, Raquel Zimmermann, Fei Fei Sun, and Arizona Muse.

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Arizona Muse The '70s shaped the collection. Yellow and brown plaids! Hot pants! Feather trimmed...
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26 Sep

Would You Cut Your Hair for Prada?

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Would you rather cut your hair super short or risk losing your place in the Prada lineup?
That's the dilemma we pondered backstage in Milan as six brave models put their hair on the chopping block for Redken's Guido Palau. "The look is a very clean, very simple bob for some of the girls," Palau says. "It calls back to Prada's early days, when girls would have that freshly cut hair in the '90s, but it's also a bit new and futuristic in its simplicity."

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How did the Tributes of District Prada (mostly teens) feel about the cut? "Some girls are quite attached to their hair," he admitted, "but the ones we chose for the cut really wanted...
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20 Jun

Here’s a Supermodel Lesson in How to Wear the Prada Mini Corset IRL

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As soon as they hit Miuccia Prada’s Fall ’16 runway, those itty-bitty waist-cincherswere destined for editorial success. But as to the IRL applications? Leave it toSasha Pivovarova, house favorite (and Spring campaign star), to give us all a lesson. The Russian catwalk star turned up at Ms. Prada and Patrizio Bertelli’s dinner last night at the Fondazione Prada, on the heels of the brand’s utilitarian men’s Spring runway outing. Beneath a sporty jacket splashed with one of artist Christophe Chemin’s Technicolor still lifes was one of the slim corsets in black, lending interest to a slip that might otherwise feel par for the course—incentive, if ever there was, to tighten up. See six of our other favorite ways to wear...
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15 Jun

Eddie Redmayne Is The New face Of Prada

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Photographer Craig McDean

The Oscar-winning actor is unveiled as the star of the brand’s menswear AW16 campaign

Prada Menswear AW16 campaign,
Photographer Craig McDean
Prada Menswear AW16 campaign, Photographer Craig McDean
Prada Menswear AW16 campaign,
Photographer Craig McDean
Prada Menswear AW16 campaign, Photographer Craig McDean
Prada Menswear AW16 campaign,
Photographer Craig McDean
Prada Menswear AW16 campaign, Photographer Craig McDean
Prada Menswear AW16 campaign,
Photographer Craig McDean
Prada Menswear AW16 campaign, Photographer Craig McDean
This afternoon, Prada has released its AW16 menswear campaign featuring Academy Award-winning actor Eddie Redmayne. Photographed by Craig McDean, The Danish Girl star poses in the brand’s AW16 collection, which was debuted at Milan Men’s Fashion Week earlier this year. “(The collection) was like an excursion through history to find the moments that were heroic, passionate, difficult, to reflect what happened in history to see if we have something to learn about what’s happening now,” explained Miuccia Prada, speaking backstage at the show. With this in mind, the actor was the natural choice – “Redmayne is no stranger to immersing...
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