Clever Couture: Prada from catwalk to high street
If ever you find yourself losing faith in the fast and fickle world of fashion, just take a peek at Prada, and you'll remember why it is so wonderful.
A powerhouse of creativity, the 63-year-old Miuccia Prada is a driving force for the industry worldwide. Not only is she constantly inventive and directional, but her style is upliftingly witty.
Cartoon-style car and flame motifs brought the 1950s Americana vibe to life for the SS12 collection. Sunray pleats, crochet florals and pin-up bathing suits came together for an incredibly pretty show.
On the high street, you can find a number of Prada-inspired pleat dresses on offer at the moment, but this Oasis version is particularly sharp.
Sugar sweet with it's pastel palette, the accessories give this dress an edge. The lime green cat-eye shades are perfect and are also available in raspberry pink, while Accessorize has a great selection of chandelier earrings to add that jewel- encrusted finishing touch.