Milan Fashion Week SS16: Prada
The set design: A conjured alternate reality characterised by raw concrete flooring and industrial plastic sheets hanging down from the ceiling — a testament to the fact that Miuccia Prada never subscribes to explicit themes, but instead, creates a universe of her own. Unfortunately, she was unable to attend her own show as there was a passing in her family.
Favourite looks: Those sheer dresses styled over sweater vests (looks 27 and 41). We're also big fans of the printed stripes on frocks and dangling ornaments (that ran through the rest of the collection on jacket-skirt combis) that were made even more sublime when paired with sensible argyle.
Favourite accessories: The wide diamond-cut mesh chokers that Prada termed 'embroidered cleavage' — it reminded us of styrofoam net fruit protectors — and the disco ball earrings.
Worth the investment: The outerwear in all forms. Coats appliquéd with paillettes (look 44), the structured herringbone bomber jacket (look 8), and that toffee, caramel and suede asphalt striped jacket laquered to perfection.
Something you might have missed: Rabbits, rockets and race cars printed on tops discreetly layered under sheer organza slips with hand-sewn pailletes even underneath the garment (look 18). They first made their appearance on the Prada SS16 menswear runway back in June, and the cheeky motifs continued in the women's ready-to-wear collection in small doses.
To view the full collection, click on the gallery below.
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