10 April 2016
Prada’s 2017 spring/summer runway show was presented in a space designed by Studio Oma, who chose metal grids and an industrial feel to present the collection, bursting with contrasts. Unexpected fabric pairings make classic pieces quite unique. Trenches, oversized coats, and cigarette plants have coloured, feather borders. Floral slips and overalls are paired with gingham turtlenecks. Silk suits have embroidery everywhere, feather borders, and Chinese-collared jackets with side closures. Shorts were paired with criss-cross pullovers. Asymmetrical skirts had side ruffles. Almost every colour of the rainbow is present, from pale flesh tones to lipstick red, without missing various shades of black, blue and green. Gingham, pied de poule, de coq, and florals dominated the pattern spectrum. The rich combinations go outside the norm, standing as the manifestation of daily complexites, sparing the traditional tricks.