Miuccia Prada is a living legend within high end fashion design and is one of the few designers who very much wears her inspiration on her sleeve. When something captures her imagination, she throws it down the runway with vigour and conviction. This season for her, it was art, specifically that of El Mac, Mesa, Gabriel Specter, Stinkfish, Jeanne Detallante and Pierre Mornet who had all been commissioned to create murals and imagery based around the ideas of femininity, representation, power, and multiplicity. These images were placed heavily onto skirts, dresses, bags and yes, fur jackets. To further create the mood, these murals were painted onto the enormous walls of Prada’s Via Fogazzaro venue, where her shows are held.
While for many people, looking at a Prada runway collection as potential fashion inspiration can be daunting, I tend to look at the models individually and break down the elements to see what exactly is Prada saying I should be doing, and for next summer apparently I should be investing in leg warmers, or football socks (which should have the foot part cut off). Hmm, who’d have thought? Miuccia is also telling me to abandon monochrome (makes me nervous) embrace rich bold colour and a stronger more streamlined silhouette. I’m down with all of this obviously, and to be completely honest Im really excited by her embellishment, something I always think is relevant, especially in summer. Love this collection, quirky, bright and intriguing.