What better way to kickstart a week of fashion shows in the Italian fashion capital with the Spring/Summer 2020 collection from Prada.
Taking to Milan to get the fashion crowd buzzing, Creative Director Miuccia Prada presented a collection for the season ahead in the city’s Fondazione that merged together iconic styles from the past to create an office-chic look that was classic in form but modern in detail.
Think tailored jackets, knee-length skirts that came pencil shape or pleated, embroidered leather, sheer fabrics and graphic details that still somehow managed to remain delicate and soft.
Textures were mixed and layered, the colour palettes soft with drops of intensely added with the odd deep navy and flashy gold. The overall feel was looks of contrast that still managed to be elegant and alluring.
The collection is said to be one that stands for “the power of women over clothing, and of style over fashion.”
Callbacks from styles of the past were intentional from the designer, who sought to use sartorial signifiers of key fashion epochs and bring there together, merging of the time and space from which they are borrowed.