Crazy, but True, Prada Will Make You Want to Wear Feathers For Spring
Miuccia Prada has a way of even making feathers seem charming. Prada's Spring '17 lineup was trimmed with marabou hems and finished with feathered shoes and featured feathered crop tops layered over printed blouses. The effect is a tad quirky, yes, but elevated, evolved even; it's not done for the sake of being ostentatious. You wouldn't have to be a party girl to wear these statement-making clothes; they're more cerebral than that. For every pair of hot pants and whimsical bralette, there were knee-length hemlines, turtlenecks, and jumpers and sweater vests layered underneath with a patterned button-down. Dresses for practical women who adore fashion and will delight in the details.
To that point, you'll find all the tent poles of a classic wardrobe, albeit crafted with a wink — trench coats closed with notice-me geometric fasteners and belted blazers washed in vivid plaids. But then there are the silky pajama sets, trimmed in marabou, meant to be worn outside the house and paired with feathered sandals if you're so inclined. That's a step into fashion-girl territory, as are the evening looks. Delicate, sheer, and covered in crystal embellishment, and again, trimmed in feathers, these pieces aren't categorically for any age group, only meant for the customer for whom dressing up comes with just a bit of fantasy.