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That has to be one of the most steampunkish lines I've seen from a major mainstream designer.
"As a kid, I used to abide by the judgment of Brooks Brothers in New York. I think I'm away from that now."
I like that suit that Gary Oldman is sporting. Nice bold pinstripe in a rich blue.
Aaaaaand the frock coat is back! Told you guys the Victorians were the Lords of Style
I can't say I like everything about these offerings; the excessive bits of metal are a bit odd, the lack of ties is a bit hurting, and modern fashion still doesn't know how to fit a suit coat (too tight still, but actually not terrible in this line) but I have to say I love the classic feel here.
Some of this stuff is downright hilarious, like the guys with shorts and knee high socks, but one or two of these I think are actually very successful derivations from Victorian sources while doing something new and interesting. I particularly liked the gent in the white frock coat at 7:20. His outfit was smart looking, well-coordinated, Victorian in its inspiration and yet distinctly different and new. I liked that one a lot.
Last edited by Gin&Tonics; 06-25-2012 at 08:09 AM.
OMG was that Adrian Brody among the last few in a red overcoat?!!! I was going to tell you how I felt about the collection,but it doesn't matter anymore
Ha. I love misreading things. I thought it said PRAVDA Menswear Collection.
"Hello. I'm Mr. Hardy, and this is my friend, Mr. Laurel."
They seem to be trying out for parts in the next film version or 1984. No ties.
http://designtaxi.com/news/352865/Pr...+Daily+News%29Prada Menswear Goes Steampunk This Fall
Prada has recently launched its Fall/Winter 2012 ad campaign for their menswear—which features a stunning collection of steampunk inspired clothing—modeled by Gary Oldman, Garrett Hedlund, Jamie Bell and Willem Dafoe.
According to Prada’s website, “The campaign—shot by David Sims—layers different codes of dress in a subtle parody of power and role-play.”
“Exaggerated poses and conspiratorial glances hint at the game, a palm solemnly placed on the heart or into a pocket with precise formality.”
Modeled by four of Hollywood’s leading men, one can imagine them smoking cigars, drinking brandy and playing a game of cards while discussing gentlemanly affairs...
There are some really great images in this article. Oddly enough I liked much of the clothing I saw. I know it'll be way beyond my pocket book but I can at least window shop. Maybe a main stream shop like Banana Republic will take a page from their notes and offer something up in the near future. I would love to see what kind of hats that Prada could come up with in the Victorian/Steampunk flair to go with many of these outfits. They could take a page from the costume designer for Moulin Rouge.
Last edited by DanielJones; 06-25-2012 at 10:15 AM.
"If you believe everything you read, better not read." - Japanese Proverb
Yes, sad to see a lack of ties, but much of the clothing presented is an interesting mix of Victorian/Regency/Soviet/ Steampunk/1984 (the latter reference coming from John in C.). I, too, like the "return" of the frock coat, and it is good to see a couple of "older" models, Mr. Oldman included (and some facial hair for once). Most of the trousers were too long, though...
If you want to see the 2013 Spring/Summer lines from Prada, here they are:
If I were making an updated version of the The Prisoner, I think I'd go along those lines.
Last edited by Widebrim; 06-25-2012 at 11:04 AM.
1. John 3:16, 17
2. Dress to please yourself, but do take others into some consideration.