Oct 16, 2018 | By Nigel Taylor
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Surface interest and textures on tailored looks has been a signature style of Miuccia Prada for the past few seasons, and her powerful material combinations have by virtue declared her the master of fabrics for F/W 09. An interplay of furs, leather, cashmere, felted wool and sequin embellishments created a stir. The footwear was one of the biggest changes from the previous season of sky-high Mary Janes complete with sweet ribbon-tied socklets. This season she went for a more rugged look with lug-soled thigh-high waders, wool lined hiking boots and stacked pumps, all in forest-inspired colors. These fishing boot styles were strapped to belted abbreviated wool shorts, layered over a mulch-hued ribbed cardigan. A cinched waist carried over into a fur deep-V tunic top in flame red. A knee length fur skirt combined with a matching drawstring fur satchel looked strong with lined boots clinging to calves. A structured suit in smoke black was also belted in contrasting cognac. Raised sequins, arranged into star cluster motifs, shimmered on a slit pencil skirt as well as the lapels of the double-breasted jacket. Similar motifs were also seen on slashed tawny dresses in perforated leather along with details like carefully placed rivets. The delicate placement of each element created an exciting synergy of fabric and embellishment!
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