Prada presents a playful collection for the festive season, titled “The Prada December Issue,” it celebrates iconic heroines and heroes from cinema history. Styles reference cinematic moments that have defined eras throughout the past century.
The women’s collection features a series of pieces that fuse fragility with strength through pieces that are bold yet delicate in their details. With a colour palette of blush, green, lilac and grey, classic jackets and elegant dresses are glittered with embroideries enriching the surfaces of materials. Hems are tipped with feather embellishment, and duchesse satin is requisitioned to reinvent a man’s overcoat. The same silhouette is present in animalier pony hair, a piece that can be worn from day to night.
Materials cling to the skin thanks to the use of stretch raso, which is utilised to create pieces with elegance and dynamism. They have an intimacy; a feeling reiterated through lingerie reference, delicate straps, fine knits, and transparencies revealing the body within. The focus on details continues throughout with crystal buttons and slip dresses in sablé or degradé crystal, held together with a microscopic chain at the shoulder.
The brand also references its own past with a re-edition dress from the brand’s Spring/summer 1995 collection. Meanwhile, in accessories, some of the brand’s most recognisable bags of the moment – the Galleria, the Odette, the Cleo – are reinvented in patent styles. The new Arqué bag is also presented in calf and Re-Nylon. Completing the offering, shoes are quintessentially Prada – slingback, sandals and mules, minimal shapes for men in brushed leather and patent. The Prada December Issue collection is available at selected stores now.