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Prada F/W 2012 Geometric Print Crystal & Plexi Embellished Belted Jacket
Muccia Prada, the visionary behind the Italian house of Prada, is known for her subversive approach to fashion. She famously introduced the use of nylon to high fashion in the 1990s, giving luxury a new dimension that was free from traditional ideas. Describing her creative process as “always trying to go against the rules, the cliché” in an interview for Vogue, Muccia has consistently created unique designs that feel contemporary years after their debut.
The Prada 2012 Fall/Winter collection went beyond mainstream futuristic fashion trends to deliver a compelling lineup of “virtual princesses” in an array of embellished suits, sleeveless coatdresses, and other tailored garments. Complete with sleek, Japanese manga inspired dip dyed hair, heavily lined eyes, and glittering cat-eye sunglasses, these virtual princesses were compelling avatars of Prada’s desire to convey the “pleasure of fashion.” As seen as look #41 on that season’s runway and in an ad campaign photographed by Steven Meisel, this coveted jacket is quintessential Prada at its best.
Done in a luxurious silk and wool blend, this beautifully tailored jacket features a mesmerizing geometric print in rich hues of black, white, and sage green. The fitted jacket begins with a high pointed collar and slender long sleeves the reach the wrists. It falls from lightly structured shoulders to a flattering length at the upper thigh in a slightly flared hem, creating an A-line silhouette. The menswear inspired elements continue with the angled flap pockets at each hip and single welt pocket at the right side of the waist.
Shoulders: 15 inches
Sleeves: 24.65 inches
Bust: 34 inches
Waist: 32 inches (unbelted)
Length: 25 inches
Belt: 24-29 inches buckle is decorative has concealed snap at the back for a 24-inch or 29-inch waist max
The jacket is adorned throughout with metal embellishments and amber and black crystal rhinestones alongside black, green, and white plexi shapes that complement the print while giving the eye something new to appreciate at each angle. A detachable belt of the same fabric with a decorative black, blue, and green plastic buckle may be worn cinched at the waist to create more definition while lending this jacket a militaryesque feel.
A phenomenal addition to the discerning fashion lover’s wardrobe, this jacket is a Fall/Winter wardrobe must-have and will add flair and sophistication to a classy evening ensemble or pantsuit. This 2012 Prada jacket is fully lined in black silk and closes with five Bakelite- looking black plastic buttons set along the center front placket. It would be easy for a seamstress to sew concealed snaps underneath the decorative buttons for greater ease of wear.
The jacket is finished with angled flap pockets at each hip and the accompanying belt is fully detachable to allow for versatile styling. The print is signed ‘Prada’ throughout. In perfect, excellent condition, it has been professionally eco dry cleaned and pressed. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.