Though I usually prefer Miu Miu to Miuccia Prada’s Prada line, the iconic brand’s runway shows are always one of Milan Fashion Week’s highlights. This season, the designer said her collection finds itself somewhere “between reality and fantasy”. This is a perfect summary of almost all of the noteworthy collections we’ve seen thus far, given the abundance of color and dearth of black we’ve seen hit the runways.
There was a futuristic – almost at times robotic – feel to a number of the looks Prada presented this season, especially given the shine (particularly at the start of the show with a slew of looks done in gray duchess satin), and straightforward geometric and angular cuts that hung away from the models’ bodies. Unlike many other designer who attempt this look, Prada showed one wearable look after the other. The true mark of a design talent who knows how to have commercial success, Miuccia Prada’s looks appeared simple and easy to wear, but had an underlying complexity to them that will no doubt justify whatever price gets tagged on to these pieces in the months to come.
Of course Prada is known is well known for their expertly crafted embellishments, and these too popped up in heavy loads, but appeared delicate despite their denseness. There were also some wonderful beach and water-themed prints in the collection – on tops, bottoms, and light outerwear – that were, surprisingly, not in the least bit contrived.
Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.