I feel that one loses something by being prejudiced, and it is sad to read posts in which posters dismiss a certain designer as being for "fashion victims" or because of perceived "poor worikmanship" (news, people, Prada is not trying to be Kiton), when that poster obviously has very little, if any, knowledge about the label's design philosophy and actual products.
Speaking for myself, I do not knock Prada or other designers because of their poor quality of construction qua construction, but because the quality of handwork and construction in relation to the price. I'm sure what you would say is that it's an apples and oranges comparison. Whereas with Kiton you pay for handwork, with Prada you pay for the style, for the design - that is worth something. And so you are buying two different things when you purchase a Kiton and a Prada. Prada's innovative designs are worth something to you. Like with a painting, you aren't paying for the quality of the paint, of the materials, but the vision of the artist in making something out of them. You are welcome to make that valuation. But just recognize that I and probably many other users don't buy that analogy, and don't make that same valuation. What we see are two suits that cost $2000, one of which had a lot more work go into it than the other. Indeed, I think most designers are a complete rip-off. Not only do I think Prada suits look bad, have sleeves that are too long, an unpleasant fit (particularly in the crotch-hugging trousers) and generally ugly fabrics, even if they looked great, i would not trade quality of construction for a nice silhouette. Most people here, I would say, buy a suit not because it would look great in an artist's studio. It's just a different way of thinking about what you are buying. You are paying for the designer who is drawing up what the suit will look like and don't care if there is an artisan who is putting it together. And, as I say, in general I think that is fine, but because I don't agree with your high valuation of the design and the design alone, I simply can't justify the outrageous prices that designers charge. I would say "Armani is crap" or "Prada is crap" with less frequency if they actually cost what they were worth in my eye.