“A uniform is something that makes you feel able to think. You have to feel well, so that you are able to think.” Miuccia Prada
I wrote my fashion college dissertation on uniforms so the ‘New Prada’ SS21 collection from Miuccia and Raf was right up my strada. Specifically it took its cue from Miuccia Prada’s own uniform of skirt-sweater-kitten-heels, spliced with Raf Simons’ street sensibility. So, circle skirts with slouchy sweaters, hoodies and hole-gouged tops, 90s two-pieces of shell tops and long-legged pants, and couture coats fashioned from Re-nylon (aka fabric du jour, upcycled nylon). (more…)
Trust Apple to come up with one of the biggest design solutions of our age.
The customer service Covid mask.
To be, er, clear, the Clear Mask (above) isn’t actually made by Apple but it has been commissioned to be used in its stores so that public-facing sales staff can better communicate with customers. (more…)
Have to agree with catwalk critic Sue Evans, who commented on my earlier pondering to say that Molly Goddard’sSS21 collection was a strong expression of optimism and joy. It was her strongest yet, I thought, with commercial colour-block graphic knits and jerseys styled with her usual explosion-in-a-tulle factory froufrou skirts. (more…)