It is true what they say, that you never truly know something till you’ve seen it up-close for yourself. Sure, first impressions do count, but being a blogger, that’s also based a lot on instinct and what one sees on screen, and having experienced the Spring-Summer 2011 Mens Prada collection for myself today, first impressions can sometimes be far from the truth.
As far as the RTW goes, it is still a little hit-and-miss for me when worn as an entire outfit, but when you break them down there are gems to be found. Loads of v-neck tees, boat-neck sweaters, deconstructed jackets (sans shoulder pads and without any lining) and of those, those colourful horizontally striped sweaters that have to be the signature RTW piece for their S/S11 mens collection.
What I am truly crazy-nuts over all these shoes, multi-layered brogues in crazy colours that’s all the rage for S/S11. I know for a fact that I’m definitely getting a pair, I just haven’t decided which colour combination to go for yet.
Plus they will be a boon for those men amongst us that are vertically-challenged (not that I personally need that extra boost); each pair will instantly add at least 2″ to your overall height, which really makes sense to spend SGD1360 a pair on them, don’t you think?
Ok, time to face my demons. I initially mentioned I wasn’t too crazy about these totes, but here are some facts that need to be made public. Firstly, they are not nylon, but thick pieces of distressed leather (also known as Nappa Antique), and though they might be on the small side, they are not light either, which attests to the amount of leather used for each piece.
Retailing for SGD1970 each, they come without the letters, which can be customised to your alphabets of choice at an additional cost.
Another runway piece making its debut on the retail shelves of Prada is this unusual drawstring waist bag, which can be worn over a belt. Mimicking pouches worn by construction crew, which hold all the essentials they need on site (or Hermione’s magical pouch in Deathly Hallows), they will retail for SGD1010 each.
As for me, it still is, and will be, all about the shoes. Select pieces from the collection (SLGs, ties) are already available at Prada ION Orchard and Paragon, with the rest scheduled for release in early January 2011.
YOU SHOULD SEE: Spring-Summer 2011 Mens Prada