In April, Dover Street Market New York unleashed a month-long collaborative installation with Giambattista Valli, including exclusive garments crafted by the designer in a sort of mock salon. Next came the Frieze week celebration with Prada, DSM NY’s second collaboration with the fashion house. For the collection, which took up residence in the market’s top floor, Prada brought back iconic fabrics and hand-painted patterns for 12 new pieces inspired by their Spring 2008 collection.
Now, Prada and DSM NY are uniting once more. This time, designs combine muted colors and conservative styles with ultra-shiny ciré fabrics. The capsule collection, which consists of just five styles, restricts its palette to browns, beiges, black, and mulberry, drawing from what the label refers to as a “new bourgeois” vision. Like the preceding collections, it’s a series with a nod to the past—a mid-’50s, Mad Men aesthetic that evokes 20th-century Burberry on a foggy London day. The pieces are boxy, but occasionally unexpectedly edgy. Think a heavy button-up trench with either a knee-length, camel-toned skirt or a tiny, glossy skirt. In the midst of 90-plus degree summer heat, we could not be happier to look to fall for fashion inspiration.
PRADA’S CAPSULE COLLECTION FOR DOVER STREET MARKET NEW YORK IS NOW IN STORES.