Miuccia Prada is known for two things: her feminism-touting collections and her all-over-the-placeness (recall the designer’s, wherein ostrich feather separates walked alongside corduroy suits and knit bras). However, on the designer’s two most recent runways ( and Resort 2018), there was one very noticeable common thread: printed knee-high socks.
Knee-high socks and coordinating Cloudbusts on the Prada Spring 2018 runway; Image: Imaxtree
Some knee-high socks came paired with modernist slingbacks, others with pointy studded brogues, still others paired with the brand’s newly released Cloudbust sneakers (yes, like just about every other elite fashion house, Prada has hopped on the train). In the latter case, the socks appeared a natural extension of the models’ pillowy, Velcro-strapped, chunky-soled shoes — which is to say, Prada went with tonal styling. It was almost as if the girls were wearing especially bulky over-the-knee boots.
The overall effect was certainly eye-catching (especially when paired with the brand’s tailored shorts and pieced-together shirts), but it’s actually one of the easier, more minimalist ways to wear — particularly those that rise to the knee. Just ask Rihanna, whose latest Fenty campaign shows the singer clad in baby blue knee-highs, matching velour sweatpants and coordinating kitten heels. Or former VFiles/current Helmut Lang intern, who looked every bit the school-age fashion minion in white knee-high socks, white-trimmed baby pink Converse and a perfectly coordinated striped knit/mini skirt look.
So, in keeping with the experimental, anything-goes fashion mood we all adopt come fall when chillier temperatures allow for and more layering possibilities, we invite you, yet again, to think sock- and shoe-first, then build the rest of your (high-hemmed) outfit knee high socks outfits tumblr 2018 from there. Ahead, five Prada-esque knee-high socks pairings to get you started.Cordelia Tai
Cordelia Tai is a freelance staff writer at theFashionSpot. Her work has appeared on Refinery29 and the Huffington Post, among others. Ultimately, she plans to segue into fashion merchandising so that she can (judiciously) online shop for a living.
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