Below: Prada is going 'Plaid' crazy this coming Fall Winter 2011... Plaids, tartans or checks are appearing on all manners of bags and small accessories...
Below: Who will purchase these oversized luggage bags from the Fall Winter 2011 runway?
Below: Prada is tapping on their Spring Summer 2011 Espadrilles Brogues' success again for Fall Winter 2011... these thick sole shoes are making a comeback next season, sans the jute rope trimmings... Will you still buy these without the espadrilles design detail?
Prada Fall Winter 2011 Mens Accessories
Prada Spring Summer 2011 Accessories collection for both men and women was all about colours and stripes. For Fall Winter 2011, the attention is turned to the world of 'PLAIDS' (or tartans or checks as you deem fit:-P). We see these classic patterns printed on messenger bags, backpacks, duffels and totes to small accessories:-) The plaid patterns even managed to appear on Prada's signature saffiano leather for small accessories such as wallets and card cases. Are the boys ready for plaids? Céline Fall 2011 collection uses tartans as a pattern as well... so is this a trend for Fall Winter 2011 accessories?
Besides plaid patterns, there are also simple luggage bags (as seen on the runway) in fresh new fall colours of pale blue and burgundy browns. I wonder how will these oversize bags translate to actual market demand. So much for travelling light and convenient, they seemed really cumbersome and I presume heavy...
Now on to the shoes:-) which is always Prada's biggest strength. The success of Prada's Spring Summer 2011 Espadrilles Brogues sees this popular design make a comeback for Fall Winter 2011. But this time, the summer element of using jute rope trimmings (espadrilles style) has been removed and exposing the stripe detail sides on the soles. Colours are also adopting a more sombre tone, in deep burgundy and timeless black. Will you buy these fall winter versions? Sadly to say, I still like those from Spring Summer 2011, they are more fun and funky.
As for the other shoe designs, they are just mediocre. Suede ankle boots, moulded sole trainers, chunky sole loafers... nothing outstanding enough to beat the popularity of those infamous Espadrille Brogues.
Have Prada's new Fall Winter 2011 Accessories collection entice you enough to take your picks already (6 months ahead)? Or none for the taking? One thing's for sure, Prada Fall Winter 2011 Mens Accessories collection is definitely not going to enjoy the success of Spring Summer 2011 season... at least in my opinion. But I may be wrong.
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