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Prada elevates the track suit to fashion Olympus

Maybe it's the staging, or the music — this round sexy French — or the clever themes. But somehow Miuccia Prada always puts together a great show.The designer's latest collection presented Sunday evening, the second day of preview showings for summer 2013 menswear, was happy, snappy and just minimalist enough to insure the label's reputation as the most avant-garde maison of Italian fashion.Young lads and mature men walked down the sloped, pristine white runway wearing nothing more than revisited track suits.Prada created an entire collection and a brand new look, starting with the white-band theme of sportswear items.First she put the white bands on the inside instead of outside of a trouser leg, then she accentuated the same white band for the neckline of the accompanying T-shirt top.Like musical variations on a theme, the imaginative designer worked the bands into different components of her summer wardrobe from shirts to jackets to overcoats.As the show progressed, the bands change...

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