Prada Spring 2014: Is Fashion Art?
Miuccia Prada brought color and art to her Spring 2014 collection — and in more ways than one. Her sparkly, multicolored designs were informed by the work of a number of contemporary artists, and so was the space where she showed her work. Prada commissioned artists Gabriel Specter, El Mac, Pierre Mornet, Stinkfish, and Jeanne Detallante to interpret the themes of femininity, representation, power, and multiplicity.
Those themes showed up on the clothes — sometimes literally. A number of the dresses and fur coats had the faces of the women in those artworks applied to them, and others were affixed with trompe l'oeil bustiers covered in glittering plastic stones.
This collection was about women, but it was also about art — the two things Prada clearly cares about the most.