I’m not gonna lie, I’ve been to a few hot rod shows in my day, so when I saw Prada’s Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear collection, the little girl in the rumble seat inside me let out a little squeal of glee. Finally, fashion that my dad might even appreciate….
All the initial hype I read was totally shoe-centric, and they deserve it, but hello! Look at how great everything is!
I love how she incorporated the classic car motif in so many ways, yet makes the traditionally masculine concept seem so feminine and sweet. Think muscle car-meets-pin-up, with a little fifties housewife mixed in. Prints, micro prints, racing stripes, flames, and full-on hot rod decals and embroidery… Oh my! And the color palette! Who wants to hop in my ’57 Chevy with me and speed on down to the malt shop? (No, I don’t actually have a ’57 Chevy, or know where you’d find a malt shop nowadays).
But really, let’s get back to the shoes, am I right? Spoilers, wings, chrome, flames, and even tail lights, plus the occasional bow or jewels? I could gush for hours.