Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Milan: Rockabilly graphics and floral motifs put a sweet spin on Prada’s sophisticated offerings this season; race cars and exhaust-flames playfully decorated items ranging from accordion skirts to bandeaus, while floral appliqués and lace made for charmingly girlish outerwear. Ultra-glam pinup suits were shown alone, as well as with matching jacket, coat and overskirt accompaniments, while oversized costume jewelry and rhinestone embellishment added glitzy flash. Luxe silks and leathers and occasional demure silhouettes balanced all the kitsch. –Whitney Kessler
Silhouette: Boxy / 50s-inspired full skirts / Bubbled hourglass
Color: Frosty pink and yellow / Powder blue / Seafoam / Scarlet / Coral / Chestnut / Maroon / Leafy greens / Deep teal / Navy / Plum / Cream / Nude / Gold / Black
Key Items: Accordion skirt / Bandeau top / Matched set / Pull-on pencil skirt / Pleated shell / Pieced barracuda / Car coat / Bed jacket / Smocked dress / Pinup suit
Materials: Silk satins and chiffons / Leather / Floral guipures / Cotton eyelets
Print + Pattern: Boyish race car prints / Flame graphics / Small-scale floral patterns
Details + Trim: Piping / Dropped shoulder seams / Floral appliqués / Contrast details / Pleats and pintucks / Eyelets / Pieced constructions / Elasticized waistbands and hems / Smocking / Rhinestones
Accessories + Footwear: Framed satchels / Clasp clutches / Floral costume jewelry / Flame-themed sandals / Patent leather cutout pumps / Cat-like clubmasters
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