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As Fashion Week continues to travel across the globe, we find ourselves amidst the Milan shows now. Funnily enough, today’s Prada show took us far away from Italy on a journey to Japan.
Designer Miuccia Prada’s Spring 2013 collection was a quirky-chic mix of Japanese inspiration, blending geisha elegance with Harajuku girl whimsy. The color palette was rather limited, and oddly enough for Spring, stuck mainly to black, with a few instances of red, white, and a select number of pastels towards the end of the presentation.

The clothes themselves were sporty and minimal, sometimes adorned with a Warhol-esque flower pattern or appliqué. Overall though, Prada stayed true to a simple Japanese aesthetic and left the decoration to makeup artist Pat McGrath who described the look as “bold, bold, bold,” according to Style.com.

In terms of accessories – really, can Prada do no wrong? – the quirk level translated to obsession-level chic. Models sported metallic leather socks and Japanese-inspired platform sandals that are sure to become standard fare among the fashion set. Handbags were structured and ladylike, adorned with colorful floral motifs.

Ultimately, Ms. Prada proved yet again that no matter how much she may buck tradition and never follow trends, she comes out with a revolutionary collection every season.

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Emilie Sintobin is a senior at Boston College studying French and Art History. A diehard fashion enthusiast and francophile, she dreams of the day she can return to Paris, where she spent a semester studying abroad last year. This fall, in addition to writing for Her Campus BC, she is also joining the Her Campus National team as an editorial intern. In her spare time, Emilie devours the pages of Vogue Paris and W, loves listening to oldies tunes, and can't get enough of a good old-fashioned dance party.