Over dinner a couple of weekends ago, a friend asked me if it ever felt silly to write about fashion after human and environmental disasters like the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. And, to tell the truth,canI feel a bit silly at times, just as I imagine most people working in non-public jobs feel when faced with such a devastating world event. However, things like fashion continue and sometimes (although probably not as often as we might) we even find a way to help the planet as a whole.
Net-a-Porter recently partnered withVogueand a bunch of awesome designers to coordinate theHint to greenproject, which included a charity auction and fashion show on March 29 and also features limited-edition Fall 2011 pieces available on Net-a-Porter.com for a limited time, all of which benefit various environmental charities . Our favorite pieces? ThePrada tote bag in textured leatherandPrada Mary Jane Boots, of course.
Getting these particular boots produced before the event is nothing short of a coup for Net-a-Porter; Prada’s Mary Jane gogo boots were one of the most talked-about pieces of all the fall 2011 shows and unless you’re an editor, a major celebrity, or a high-profile stylist, there’s no other way to get your hands on these extravagant shoes until the end of summer, at the earliest. I have a feeling this style is going to be divisive, but they’re just weird enough to be must-haves for fashion obsessives.
The bag, on the other hand, is the kind of classic, portable design that almost anyone could appreciate. Together these two pieces demonstrate the two extremes of the Prada aesthetic and what it is the duality of vision that the company demonstrates so well. Whether you’re a traditionalist or always looking for the new, Prada can suit you. For a limited time, the brand will also help you make the world a better place, and everything helps.
Purchase the bag through Net-a-Porter for $2595
Purchased the boots through Net-a-Porter for $1500.