Prada Fashion Show Milan Womenswear SS2016

September 25, 2015 by  
Filed under Fashion, Milan, womenswear

If there’s one thing you can be sure about when it comes to Prada shows each season, it’s to expect the unexpected. So what to think of a show called ‘conservative eccentricity’? Miuccia Prada presented her Spring 2016 collection in a golden room, therefore they transformed the headquarters in Milan. All that gold interior matched perfectly with the heavy-metal mouths on the models, one of the most discussed details -same goes for the baby hairs- of the show. Gold mouths? Wait, what? How? Why? It was all the work of make-up mastermind Path McGrath. And you better get used to it, because what Miuccia Prada says normally goes.

This collection was, just like previous ones, based on the steady main pillars femininity, strength, and style. The main silhouette was a boxy jacket and skirt, which looked conservative indeed. But at Prada nothing is what is seems, so don’t fall for ‘just a jacket’ or ‘just a skirt’. We signed for modern tailoring with a twist. And that’s where the eccentricity comes in, that was translated into semi-transparant pieces revealing all there’s underneath (but still ladylike), XXL paillette lady coats, retro colours, extravagant accessories, bold metallic stripes or mixing so many different prints and textures that would’ve normally hurt your eyes but seem to work perfectly now. Miuccia Prada wasn’t present herself because of a family bereavement, but we would like to sent her a big bravo. She proved once more why she’s the leader of the fashion pack.

Prada Catwalk Fashion Show Milan Womenswear FW2014

February 21, 2014 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items

In the same spirit as the menswear show in January Miuccia Prada presented her f/w2014 womenswear collection on Thursday (okay..and a few menswear looks shown by a selection of male models). As an orchestra was playing and actress Barbara Sukowa was singing we were once again wowed by Prada’s girls. Natasha Poly (back on the runway since giving birth last year) opened the show in a black satin dress and bright red boots. Followed by girls in sheer dresses (feminine) with boxy coats (masculine) full of shear ling details and woolly edging. Things that, in Miuccia’s words, look either sophisticated or plain vulgar. The designer made lots of room for color; purple, red, mustard, gold and cognac in the mix with darker tones. They were used on bold seventies prints, inspired by the 1972 movie The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant. Skinny silk scarfs (which had a tie feeling), sandal-like shoes and chain shoulders bags were the collection’s accessories. Another refreshing collection from Miuccia’s hand. Let’s hope she will have enough time left to keep designing in the future, now that she’s also the company’s Co-CEO.