Clear Winners

Transparent crystals glisten up a few of spring’s chicest new accessories.


Slate-gray skies and chilled-to-the-bone mornings are upon us, and so begins the annual ritual of conjuring a (fashioncentric) wish list for warmer days. Fantasy and reality were on the mind of Miuccia Prada as she designed her spring accessories collection, rendered as pieces efficient and entirely frivolous. The former: a utilitarian (albeit superchic) hemp tote adorned with see-through crystals; the latter, a provocative ankle-strap sandal with an aquamarine Plexiglas heel—again adorned with those transparent crystals. Clearly, these are rock stars of a different sort. And should one wish to begin imagining which accoutrements to wear next season, Prada has items that play to both the good girl and her sexier alter ego.