Prada Spring/Summer '08 As Gloriously Mismatched As It Wants To Be

Fact: Whatever Miuccia Prada designs becomes "important." That is, a la The Devil Wears Prada's Miranda Priestley, many of us will wear whatever she conceives in some trickled-down form by the time the next season's clothes are actually on the racks. Fact: Miuccia Prada is frequently cited as a designer who designs for women's ideas of sexiness, femininity, and beauty, and not men's (straight, gay, or otherwise), creating clothing that makes women feel smart, confident, and occasionally sassy. Fact: I know you all are going to vilify me for saying this: I think the Prada Spring/Summer 2008 ready-to-wear collection, which showed this evening (Milan-time that is), is really, really good. And really, really smart. It is everything that Prada is supposed to be. A gallery of images from the show begins below.

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Maybe I'm a fashion plebe, but the styling of this is driving me crazy. I think the individual pieces are beautiful and delicate, but it's hard for me to focus on the items when so many crazy-ass colors and textures and shapes are being thrown together. This is the opposite of how I felt about the Fall 07 collection, where I thought the individual pieces looked crazy but the styling was hot.