It’s no secret that art adorns everything this season with brushstrokes making a splash across bags, shoes and accessories from high end to high street. But leave it to the legendary Miuccia to take things up a notch by ordering specially commissioned murals painted by young, hand-picked, up-and-coming American street artists to bedizen not only Prada’s emphatic S/S ’14 runway, but the beautiful, show-stopping bags that punctuated their collection of embellished dresses, avant-garde coats, pleated skirts and prep school knee-highs.
The bags, now a favourite among the editorial and street style set, feature six pop-art murals of models, some with anguished faces, some serene, some bordering on an almost Mona Lisa-like unreadability. Having made appearances in InStyle UK, Marie Claire UK, Grazia UK among others in March alone, the bags are now being referred to as the ultimate fashion-art collaboration ever. And, as always, being seen slung casually on the arms of fashion’s A-team (Anna Wintour and Anna Dello Russo) has helped it’s ‘want’ factor, skyrocketing the bags to the top of fashion’s Must Have list for spring. Move over, Chanel Rainbow!
These luxe carry-alls effortlessly fuse together the past and the future with the murals delivering an almost renaissance feel while the clean lines and pop-art element bring a dose of the future to the table. All in all, if you’re a woman of substance seeking a bag to match, you’ve officially met yours this season.[/one_fourth_last]
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