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Prada Fall 2012 Runway Review

Both at Miu Miu and at Prada, Miuccia Prada has developed a reputation as a print master and this season’s Fall 2012 Prada lineup was expectantly rife with prints. With a slew of geometric prints, often worn head-to-toe, the collection had some distinctly 70s moments, especially when combined with cropped tops, above-the-waist buckled and fitted jackets and coats, and succulent orange separates.

While the rusty-hued, geometric, 70s-style wallpaper prints will perhaps not be as memorable as ones from seasons past (pretty hard to be as memorable as banana prints or car prints), they made for strong statement looks particularly when mixed, matched, and layered. Prints aside, embellishments were strong this season and made for beautiful touches on sleeves, front panels of tops, and down the length of outerwear. Also worth singingling out were the structured doctor bags that came in a variety of fabrics and print iterations and the platform shoes, all of which are sure to be streetstyle photographer favorites.