Purple + piping = oh, yes please. Prada Fall 2014. All photos courtesy of ImaxTree.com.Miuccia Prada does a swift trade in It pieces. Every season, she creates ultra covetable collections stocked with need-it-now items, which often have the added bonus of encapsulating the mood of the entire season. ( See Spring 2014 and its art meets fashion meets empowerment message.) Inspired by the cult film The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972), Prada Fall 2014 was another success, incorporating colour blocking, vibrantly dyed shearling, mannish coats and a surprising sportif twist all grounded in German Expressionism. The presentation, meanwhile, incorporated a chain link fence surrounding the perimeter and a live orchestra, complete with a soloist—Barbara Sukowa who played Lola in Petra—belting out Kurt Weill. Can you picture it? If not, don't worry—it might all sound a little opaque, but the reaction sparked by the clothes is purely visceral. I'll prove it to you: I've narrowed the collection down to five standout looks. These are the pieces you'll be seeing on magazine covers, on celebrities, and, eventually, on the street. Ready?
Multi-coloured shearling coat in yellow and red, the standout colour combo of the collection.
Graphic geometric printed dress with a key party '70s vibe. With the '60s, the '70s is the most referenced era of Fall 2014 so far.
And a little haute sportif thrown in for good measure with oversized chevron knits. Today, Bryan Boy, the relentlessly ever-present New York blogger, wore the athletic socks and bejewelled sporty sandals from Prada Spring 2014—I could TOTALLY see him wearing this look next season.
And the finale look: A shiny gold coat with black shearling piping. Sometimes, because Prada's collections are so multi-layered and fully realized, it can take the eye awhile to adjust—I often need some time to take stock of the show and gauge my own reaction to it. By the time this coat came down the runway, the verdict was in: I kind of want everything. Do you?READ MORE MFW Fall 2014: A Cara D and Karl L lovefest at Fendi MFW Fall 2014: Alberta Ferretti’s home run collection MFW Fall 2014: 5 looks we loved at Gucci Best street style: London Fashion Week Fall 2014 LFW Fall 2014 street style: 5 ultra cool handbags Best street style: New York Fashion Week Fall 2014 NYFW Fall 2014: Kendall Jenner at Marc Jacobs