Prada Iconoclasts as “Harlem Renisaance” by Edward Enninful

Culled from The Fashion Spot:

Prada launches a revival of its ‘The Iconoclasts’ project. The campaign works with top stylists to render new stylings of the label’s collections, transforming Prada store boutiques with conceptual installations.

For the latest installment of the project, W Magazine’s fashion and style director Edward Enninful imagined Prada’s Spring 2014 men’s and women’s collections in the context of the Harlem Renaissance. 

Miuccia Prada’s work always begins with a conversation,” said Enninful. “Drawing from this notion, I looked to the ‘Harlem Renaissance’ for the SS14 installment of The Iconoclasts series. As the ‘Harlem Renaissance’ was a period of original thought – when creative minds inspired and embraced a new cultural identity – I felt that this was an appropriate narrative to incorporate into this season’s Prada collection.”

Enninful’s stylings will be installed on mannequins at the men’s and women’s Prada stores on Monte Napoleone through February 24. The women’s store will be transformed into “an imagined 1920s club – complete with glittering art-deco bar, evoking the atmosphere of Harlem.” The men’s store has been set up as a backroom lounge, with game tables and a jazz trio.

The installation will be on display through February 24 and will include new fashion images (previewed here) by Emma Summerton. Also, the image of this installation of Prada Iconoclasts features models such as  Malaika Firth, Betty Adewole, Mariana Santana, Irene Hiemstra to name a few.

Naomi Campbell: The First Lady of Fashion at a photoshoot in Ghana for W Magazine

tumblr_mv6f5yIrvr1qd1swho2_1280A decidedly grown-up feeling is currently being channeled by Naomi Campbell and it was for a diplomatic mission to our beloved Ghana. For an editorial in the November issue of W Magazine, carrying the modern ladylike trend to perfection, the supermodel wore a first-lady worthy wardrobe filled with exquisitely tailored suits in simple, clean silhouettes that were beautiful to look at. The photos were taken in scenic Accra, Ghana; including the University of Ghana (Legon), The National Theatre, Movenpick Hotels, MarketSquare and other locations. According to the Style Editor, W magazine, Edward Enninful, “It’s a tribute to a modern day First Lady on a state trip, evoking the kind of timeless style that could have existed in the 1940′s, 60′s, or even today. See the pictures for yourself and let us know what you think.