Chloe loves this… because by nature and name, the sundress is summer incarnate. Transcending fickle trends, the classic 1950s sundress is revived in Prada's capsule collection, where light cottons and silks are gently cinched in at the waist and graced with archive Prada prints. This polka dot version, a deviation from Prada's more recognisable check, gives us a warm palette of mediterranean tones in light brown and dusty pink. Wear with a tan and a coat of Bobby Brown's Pot Rouge lipstick to complete that summer feeling.
This vintage Prada print is the most delicate of takes on the polka dot pattern, a chameleon print whose connotations drift from the youthful to the sensual. Larger, brightly contrasted polka dots, like artist Yayoi Kusama's red and white circles that engulfed London's southbank last summer (courstesy of The Hayward Gallery's "Walking in the Mind" exhibit) are reminiscent of childhood paraphernalia. In fashion, the simplicity of these youthful polka dot's have helped to create real brand recognition for designers such as Comme des Garçons and Henry Holland. However, in Prada's sundress we can see how, when used with delicacy, the polka dot can evoke the sensuality of a hot summers evening on Parisian streets.