Tuesday, July 19, 2011
by Nicki Bahrampour
If you're wont to hang out in your bedroom, vamping in your underwear and giant sunglasses while bossing your cat around like you're a high-powered fashion editor, you might as well do so wearing Prada's new Minimal-Baroque shades. The new specs have the same curlicue flourish as those shown on the runway in Milan, but the minimal design restricts it to the front or the arms of the frames, not both.
The project, called From Drawings to Pictures, is a partnership between Prada and Vogue Italia to find young Italian photographers to render the glasses in a pop-comical manner. An accompanying exhibition is presented in Prada stores in Milan, New York, Paris, London, Istanbul and Hong Kong. The shades, too, are available only in those cities, so you'll probably want to get your feline assistant to have a pair flown in.