Oct 16, 2018 | By Nigel Taylor
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Milan: There is a powerful messaging running through Catwalk shows for A’W 17, and perhaps Miuccia Prada encapsulates it all. True, a seductive sensuality runs throughout but there is more to this than just beguiling feminine allure; read the full definition of Femme Fatale and you will find something close to an answer.
Miuccia Prada embodies the modern femme in her intelligence, her questioning and her subsequent approach to her presentation. The title of the Fellini film from 1980, City of Women, was the inspiration behind Prada’s collection which began with sensible, real pieces – comfortable corduroys, tailored blazers and an olive overcoat, but with that Prada twist. From there, she built the ‘desire’ in shapes and details that layered one on the other. Prismatic colours, tactile textures, richly decorated surfaces, all of it bar none. Seductive dresses bore images of the 50s and 60s femmes by Robert McGinnis in reverberating colours of coral, mustard and turquoise while some seriously covetable sweaters were worn belted over the sexiest of slim skirts teamed with tiny bras, and those coats, each one a work of art. This will be a collection remembered long after the global upheavals have subsided. – Lizzy Bowring
“Fashion is about the everyday and the everyday is the political stage. For the woman show, we have decided to look at the role that women play in the shaping of modern society, their political participation and social achievement.”– Miuccia Prada
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