More artsy-fartsy than Squaw-Style, Miuccia Prada’s Spring 2014 collection is filled with delightful contradictions, each in fierce competition for our worthy attention. One element that whispers more than it shouts is her series of vaguely tribal, feathery concoctions – crowns, collars and crystal adorned shoulder dusters in hyperbolic Pop-Art brights that gently seek to balance the overarching sportif motif which appears in the unexpected guise of jewel-embellished sneaker pumps worn with footless tube sport socks. Huh? More on that later.
For now, let’s just take a moment to relish these delicate, angelic quills that remind us that haute-hysteria aside, the quiet touch of Mother Nature can be a beautiful thing.