On a cloudy Sunday in Milan, Miuccia Prada showcased her first Resort collection in an exception location: Fondazione Prada Osservatorio in Galleria V.Emanuele II.
The first ever Prada Resort/Cruise collection has not a proper description. “I never wanted to write ‘cruise’… for me a show is a show,” said Miuccia herself to Luke Leitch from Vogue Runway about the show. The primary concept behind this show was a modernist idea of femininity.
The bohemian industrial view from the location went in contrast with the poetic seductive atmosphere created by the clothes. Black nylon contrasted pink and pastel tulle, feathers and crystals garnish fabrics like cherries on a pie, and transparencies were delicate embroidered.
The long collaboration with artist James Jean was visible in the touch of art nouveau graphics of bunnies and lilies, and the make-up made by Pat McGrath was on point to a beautiful summer romance, thanks to its intense red camellia lips and nude make-up.
Overall the collection challenged a sense of feminine seductive perversity, which leads to an idea of fierce gender, which is not afraid to be free like an eagle in the sky. Simply “beauty with balls.” as Tim Blanks wrote in his report.
Written by MICHELE ZENI
Visual Editor OLGA SOROKINA