Obviously, the most anticipated show of the Milan season -- not only because we all know that we're going to be seeing these pieces in every editorial for the next six months, but we also know that we're going to be seeing the influence of these pieces for the next year or so (we're still doing ombre, aren't we?).
I feel like we've been throwing the word monastic around a lot lately as fashion has become a bit more severe, but it's the first word that came to mind when I saw the beginning of Prada's fall 2008 collection:
But then, I remembered that most monks don't wear lace:
I was surprised at how wearable this collection was, especially after her dark fairy motif from last season. Put a slip under any of these pieces, and while certainly sexy, it's hardly outrageous. Don't get me wrong - it's a beautiful collection, and obviously this lace thing is going to be HUGE come September (oh, who are we kidding? We'll probably see one of these on the red carpet in a matter of weeks). I'm not sure what I was expecting, but this wasn't it -- although I guess Miss Miucci has always been good at keeping us on our toes.