Prada turns Japanese

The Spring 2013 Prada show in Milan last week showcased an ode to Japanese culture with a modern take on traditional Japanese kimonos (T-shaped full length robes), obis (sashes) and even tabi socks (ankle high split-toe socks).

In keeping with traditional Japanese style, Prada’s new line was minimalist and delicately embellished with single flower shapes. Traditionally, flowers were used as a family crest and were even emblazoned onto Samurai kimonos.

The color palette resembled a scene of blooming cherry blossoms which surely represents the arrival of Spring in Japan; colors ranged from soft pink, sage, and white to light brown, black and grey.