Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Monkey Shirt

Leave it to Miuccia to take an apostle of non-color into the bright side. Her secret weapon: monkeys.

long arms like a chimp's (monkey print shirt by Prada)

There was just something so compelling about that Prada spring 2011 show---in the convoluted mix of colors and curlicues, and creatures, all shrouded in the haze and heady daze of a 1920's Cuban burlesque club of the future---that I had to have a souvenir of that collection. Indulgent wordplay aside, for a collection so garishly colorful, it had a sense of history and an almost-darkness that made it infinitely more intriguing than today's throw-away color-blocks.

Number (N)ine sunglasses, Prada monkey shirt, Topman trousers, vintage shoes from Latvia

gargoyle-gray monkeys with pink bananas swinging upon ornate wooden cornices mounted on a Tigger-striped papered wall. Note the tone-on-tone fabric buttons, very much appreciated.

These multi-hued brown vintage lace-ups look like something a patron of that 1920's Cuban nightclub would wear, only they're from nearly halfway around the world. (vintage lace-ups from Latvia)

I thought the curvy lines on my Y-3 backpack echoed the curlicues on the shirt's print.


David Toms said...

I love it, and can see why you had to have it!

Brandon said...

See aren't you glad you got a pic from the back!

Andrew said...

uuuugh too good izzy

Rocker Chic said...

I just love your shoes!!


amalie said...

awesome shirt! love your shoes x

Joy said...

Very nicely done, the color looks great on you.

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