Retro and nostalgic designs are prominent as fashion house Prada launches its spring/summer collection as part of Milan Fashion Week. Rough Cut – no reporter narration.
Feathers and nostalgia add glam to Prada spring collection
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Retro trenchcoats, feathered cuffs and brightly coloured patterns hinting at the 1960s and 70s were among the highlights of Prada’s spring/summer women’s wear collection in Milan on Thursday (September 22). Models wore silk ensembles, skirts with a nostalgic design and carried colourful clutches and handbags, for which the brand is most known. Designer Miuccia Prada, seen as a pioneer in the sector, included in her collection short black and red hot pants matched with optical print and chequered long-sleeve tops and coats. Skirt designs, whether wraparound, pleated, long or short, were completed with colourful feathers, adding an element of movement to the looks. The feathers decorated the cuffs of dresses and blouses and shoes and were also used in the delicate, pale-coloured looks Prada suggested for the evening. Models wore flat and kitten-heel sandals as they walked along a tilted metal ramp at the centre of a cold industrial-like space made of layered grates, lights filtering through the mesh. Along the catwalk, screens projected a video installation with fragments from the soon to be released “Past Forward”, a short film by Miuccia Prada and U.S. writer and director David O. Russell.