[All Images via ELLE.com]
Leave it to Miuccia Prada to look at the world through her own version of rose-colored glasses. What a stunning collection with a heavy stamp, literally and figuratively, of Prada signature style. Prada is heavily on the brain, thanks to the upcoming museum exhibit at The Met featuring the designer, and no better way to segue into that than with an incredible fall runway romp. About her collection, Mrs. Prada says, “”Everyone has a theory about their collections these days, but I’m sick of theory. This collection is about the pleasure of fashion.” (via Style.com). And isn’t it true? Isn’t that what draws us in, and makes us marvel at the beautiful detailing of clothing that could make us just bury ourselves in them and cry, Daisy Buchanan style?
And the footwear! It appear as if the tips had been dipped in a very rich, luxe wax seal, while others were aggressively canvased in prints.
And, although we weren’t backstage (sadly) for this show, we did get the “runway report,” courtesy of Redken, whose Creative Consultant Guido created the hair look. See below for what he had to say about the inspiration, the products used, and how to recreate it yourself!
Redken Creative Consultant Guido turned the models into “Virtual Princesses” —
“All hair is away from the face – there’s no emotion and all of the personality is taken away. I envisioned the way a ‘virtual girl’ is drawn in a cartoon. Then I added these different colored extensions – white, red and black, which adds to the synthetic feeling of the hair. I used colors which looked most dramatic against each of the models’ real hair. The different colors give you that pop of fakeness so we’re not talking about reality. Like a futuristic princess.”
–Guido, Redken Creative Consultant
Redken Products used:
Get the Prada Fall 2012 look:
- Layer thickening lotion 06 and hardwear 16 on the top portion of the hair when wet and brush straight back.
- Blow-dry hair straight, continuing to brush straight back.
- Apply iron silk 07 from the mid-shaft to ends of the hair to protect hair from heat iron and then use a straightening iron to give it a crisp, extremely straight look.
- Finish with forceful 23 to keep the style in place and looking extra sleek.
** The color was added using extensions- you can buy clip on extensions or speak with your colorist about getting some extensions or dyed layers!