Monday, March 05, 2007

Intent vs Wear-ability

Reading the reviews for Miu Miu and Prada's collection made me think of this.
Miuccia is undeniably a very thoughtful person, and her collections reflect this.

Her Prada collection looked like a science experiment. The material was very carefully planned out, a mix of a lot of synthetic stuff that created a very expensive mix, but no matter how expensive and special the material is, would anyone wear it? Miuccia may be genius, and her clothes very inspired and strange and interesting and provocative, but to the practical minded person many of the pieces are ugly (there are a few that are kind of wearable, but I don't plan on getting any).

Miuccia wanted to make her Miu Miu collection look fake, because "It's a vision of what's happening in the world right now with women." I love that statement, I love the idea of it, but once again I wouldn't touch many of the pieces in the collection. The material (although 100% leather) looks fake, and rigid, and unnatural. Too unnatural. That's the intent, and it's a very artistic intent with a powerful message, but it won't be driving sales up.


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