Thursday, March 01, 2012

Prada's In The Air

Prada's Spring 2012 Collection has cast it's magic spell over the global fashion media and editors everywhere, with more magazine covers than any other brand so far this year. You don't have to ponder over this detail very much, because as they say, the proof is in the pudding, and when it comes to Prada, this one is irresistibly sweet.

Supermodels Isabeli Fontana and Natasha Poly cover the March 2012 issue of Vogue China, wearing two candied colour-blocked dresses from Prada's SS12 collection. Pastels and pleats make this a captivating look. Can't decide which one of these candy floss concoctions I prefer.

This particular plum beaded bodysuit has featured on 3 different covers: Daria Werbowy for Vogue Paris (middle), Eva Mendes for Marie Claire (top right) and Jessica Stam for Harper's Bazaar España. The models also wear jewels from the Prada capsule range.

This vibrant orange and golden lemon embroidered coat and matching body suit is the perfect ensemble to create an eye-catching cover. This was the case for Dazed and Confused magazine featuring Lauren Mullen (top left), Dutch model Anouk de Heer for Jalouse France (bottom left) and German belle Luisa Bianchin for Flair Magazine Italy.

This runway look follows a similar theme as the previous one, in a combination of blues and orange. Greek model Rosanna Georgiou (middle) covers Vima Donna, turning the ensemble into an edgy one thanks to grungy pop styling, ombré orange hair and Prada's flame sandals. Blonde actress Amanda Seyfried skipped the coat and wore just the bodysuit for a poolside spread in Elle magazine. This way, we get to see a new angle on the piece and its orange side panels. She wears Jimmy Choo heels to match.

If you're going to hop onto the Prada train of trends, this colour-blocked bodysuit is a good way to start. It has been seen on the March 2012 cover of Elle China (top left), on Greek beauty Doukissa Nomikou (bottom left), Twilight's Ashley Greene for Vanity Fair (top right) and Rachel McAdams for Glamour US (bottom right). The red, fuchsia and black bodysuit was shown with a sheer white pleated skirt on the runway.

This is one of the more whimsical looks from the collection, modeled by Abbey Lee Kershaw on the runway (left). It features a car-print bandeau top and petal pink and yellow flower motif skirt. Model du jour Karlie Kloss (middle) gave it a sultry overhaul on the cover of Vogue Australia, while Jessica Alba (right) played it cool with futuristic yellow Giuseppe Zanotti sculpted wedges for LA Confidential magazine.

The bodysuit is redefined in a more feminine manner, pretty in sweet pink and green florals with a bejeweled rose belt. Actress Jennifer Lawrence (left) donned the vintage-mod suit for the cover of Glamour Magazine UK April 2012. Songstress Lana del Rey (right) appears in the same look in the March edition of Vogue UK.

This sugary pink, black and aqua pleated dress (also seen in the first picture) showed a more delicate side to the collection. Teen actress Dakota Fanning looked fetching in an editorial for Elle UK. French model Aurelie Claudel was delightful for a fashion spread in Elle Russia.

Two different Australian magazines styled up this verdant green and metallic trimmed bodysuit with a with crystal rose necklace and multi-chain bijou belt. Jessica Alba (left) poses for InStyle magazine, while Canada's Jessica Stam graces the cover of Harper's Bazaar.

The success of Prada's Spring/Summer 2012 media campaign is irrefutably evident, with a multitude of features in just two month's worth of international magazines. I have a feeling we haven't seen the last of this exceptional collection. It's going to be a very Prada Spring.

*Picture credits: Style.com, Vogue.com, Elle.com

39 comments:

Marie Martell said...

omg! I love these bodysuits! They're sooo beautiful! and the coats are gorgeous! Would love to have one of these pieces in my closet ;)

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karin said...

Great post!! PRADA IS ALWAYS MY FAVORITE.Kisses from www.stylepicture.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

I love everythingI love all the pieces.
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Julie Khuu said...

OMG that swimwear is incredible!!! That could totally double as daytime looks layered with some fabulous midi skirts...60's never looked so dang chic!

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Kassi said...

Prada really is everywhere. They deserve the recognition though. I am so in love with their collection. It's vibrant, youthful and sophisticated!

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Rahul Bhatia said...

Sam, Lovely dames and not devil wear Prada:)

Antee Gurung said...

i truly second that SAM. i think prada has never failed to bedazzle its audiences n fashion lovers....thnx for sharing....lovely post

Patty said...

I love this style! So classy yet sexy. Thanks for sharing this lovely trend!

Nicole said...

What an amazing post - I adored this Prada collection! So amazing to see the items used in so many publications. I wish I could own every piece (don't we all).
I love your blog.

Daria said...

Great post! And yep, this collaction is worth it - it's so great

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Ember Drake said...

Wow Amanda Seyfried looks amazing! Especially the Jimmy Choos!

Em
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Bree said...

Oh my gosh, I am head over heels! I am loving all of these Prada pieces. I just adore pastel colors mixed with bold colors. Not to mention, the fun flirty prints. I would have to say that the pink, black, and aqua pleated dress is my favorite. :)

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Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

Wow, very nice collection. Some great stuff. I would walk arround in those bodysuits, they are just perfect! Lovely colours...yeah, perfect! Ilina

Sandra Leiva said...

Nice covers, I love the 2nd one! <3

FashionJazz said...

Love Prada!! Fab post hun! xx

Nicole said...

Hello Sam - left my email addy in my latest post's comment box :)
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Denise said...

Fantastic pictures! I like Prada very much, but I am sure the prices will be really bad - I mean, not the reality of many women... nevertheless, incredible pieces, I would like to have some of them :)
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absolutelyfaaabulous said...

Yes, true they have a huge and very efficient marketing campaign... but look at these designs!! I am definitely a Prada fan!! Thanks for the pics. It's cool to see them under this angle ;))

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Daniella said...

Who can resist falling in love with this Prada collection?! I love the coat and boy suit combo,so chic! I also really love the bandeau top with the high waist skirt,retro-chic perfection!!! :) Great great post my dear! :)

Take care,Daniella xox

GLAMOURMOES said...

Prada has a great collection! I love the first cover the most!

Punctuation Mark said...

those swimsuits are fabulous!!!

Summer-Raye said...

I LOVE

rolala said...

All these looks are so fabulously pretty and feminine. I just adore the color blocked dresses and would love one in every color. A girl can dream...
rolala loves

Dora said...

Excellent collection! XX

Bailey Schneider said...

What a collection! Love!
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ftashion said...

This is an amazing collection! I especially love the bodysuit and sheer skirt combination. And the 2 dresses are so pretty!

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Judith said...

Great collection, special but amazing :)

StephsBeauty&Things said...

Great post. I love the collection. There's so much to choose from.

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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Prada is doing it this year! They're all over the place. I loved this collection.
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Jayme and Mendi said...

Oh just love anything Prada! Thanks for posting because I hadn't see these!!

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Kavery said...

Prada delivers such editorial-friendly designs. Love the plum bodysuit

Zoe said...

LOVE the first pic! I did a post with it some time ago...........
good night sam!;)
xx

The Sunshine District said...

Those bodysuites are so gorgeous! Although, I'd probably wear a skirt over mine ;)
xo Jac

Joyce said...

Wow it is everywhere! I love the pink, aqua, and black pleated dress :)

Chanel Tonè said...

In absolute love with Prada's media campaign this year. It is incredibly a haute designer brand and has quickly boomed all over the world practically over night.

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DXiredDiamond said...

I LOVE the pics in the 1st, 2nd, 5th, and 8th set! They are beautiful! Lovely post beautiful and sweet Sam! I LOVE Vogue and Prada! :)

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Paolita@BerryHaute said...

~this was by far my favorite collection from SS12, I just love all the editorials and covers you rounded up featuring all those fabulous pieces. Two thumbs up!

hope in high heels said...

It's divine... by turns whimsical, soft and pretty and vintage, vibrant and bold. It's all so visually appealing and interesting. Very fabulous!