At left: An illustration from the Prada-commissioned series, “From Drawings to Pictures.” The artwork commemorated the Minimal Baroque capsule sunglasses collection and mini-exhibits are on display in Prada’s Milan, New York, Madrid, Paris, London, Istanbul and Hong Kong locations.
Addition images from the series can be seen on vogue.it.
Even those serious about their sunglasses must admit its rare to come across a truly innovative and beautiful design. But the Prada Minimal Baroque line is special. First seen in the Spring 2011 show, their glossy curlicues are eye-catchingly cool and unlike anything else around.
The standout shades have since grown into a capsule collection. In April, two new Minimal Baroque models were introduced, using ” the same design matrix yet with different creative development.” To mark the launch, Prada commissioned a series of photographs and illustrations inspired by their rococo curls.
The Prada Baroques can be yours for $290 from Saks.com.
She’s wearing more Prada than you can shake a stick at, but I was pumped to see Vogue Japan’s Editor-at-Large Anna Dello Russo wearing the colorblocked “eyebrow” Prada sunglasses at the shows in Milan and Paris. She actually pulls them off really well, but could anyone else?
PS: Entire style blogs chronicle ADR’s endless and extravagant wardrobe of straight-from-the-runway flash, but her own site, annadellorusso.com, is kind of amazing. “I don’t want to be cool, I want to be fashion!”
Prada’s FW 2010 campaign was front and center in my new Vogue and I was excited to see their “eyebrow” eyewear made the cut (on the left hand side).
Below, a peek back at their debut in the Prada Fall/Winter show held this February.