Miuccia Prada walked the line this season—literally. Exploring the most conventional and even preppy shapes of a woman’s closet, she added a signature Prada spin by elongating the silhouette with straight lines that were a running theme throughout the collection.
Leather, suede, organza, and tweed came together as an exposé on the skirt suit, which has notably been a rarity on the runways until this season. The manner in which Prada manipulates box shapes, with her quintessential ugly/beautiful fashion, saw suits take on a new dimension: a retro-futuristic one. Take the baubles around the models’ necks, embroidered on coats, or dangling from the ears; they were matched with short ‘40s jackets in mustard and brown for a vintage yet “out there” feel. The translucent suits in shiny silks and the drop-waist striped dresses will certainly make an appearance on the high society scene, while even the most conservative buyer might fall for another strong accessory offering from the house: the shoes. Ankle straps, low heels, and metallic sandals with beautifully matched colors should find their way to lovers of a good statement shoe. As for the bags, Prada’s best sellers (especially for the Middle East), will be the box-shaped with large handles and in primary colors.