Leave it to Miuccia to inject Spring Summer 2011 with some color. Her exuberant banana-print borrows from the jungle, as vibrant prints stand out against stark black backgrounds. Clashed with stylized, curlicued Baroque motifs, the collection borrows from a range of references. Taking tropical baroque to the next level, Prada's much needed dose of color is fresh and fruity.
The exuberance of Hawaiian shirts reconciles kimono-inspired details with conventional Western menswear.
Implications - The recent recession prompted budget-tight consumers to make more affordable purchases at vintage and thrift stores. This caused a resurgence of retro fashions in the marketplace, which consumers adore for their kitschy designs and rarity. Companies can manufacture styles with these qualities to appeal to fashionable demographics.
Tropical Fruit Fashions
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Fruit Basket Couture
19 Fantastic Fruit and Vegetable Carvings
Forbidden Fruit Photoshoots
Edible Fashion Accessories
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