Only Miuccia Prada can pull off a spring/summer collection that simultaneously says dark and moody and flower power – and have it work so perfectly. While autumnal shades have cropped up on several catwalks over the past few weeks, Prada took this look to a whole new level with a monochrome collection brightened only by flower motifs in red and white. The collection was heavy in Japanese geisha influences, using origami-like folding and judo-style jackets to create a look that was stark and strong yet retained an element of intrigue.
As in a few other spring/summer shows, fur was also used at Prada. Fur coats in white and black were decorated with cartoon flower shapes in contrasting colours, giving this luxury item a more youthful appeal. Prada never neglects the accessories market and this season its famous bags were adorned with the same flower motifs. Prada customers are never sure what each season will bring – no-one was expecting this dark collection with playful flower accents – but they know that when they see what Miuccia Prada has created they’ll wonder how they ever lived without it.
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