Prada S/S17: Past Forward Dichotomy
By Lizzy Bowring

Miuccia Prada played with the juxtaposition between the past and the present. WGSN Head of Catwalks Lizzy Bowring reports

Sep 23, 2016

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Prada ss17 Milan Fashion Week

Milan: Youthful, sporty and Prada! Miuccia Prada delved deep in to her past to present a stellar futuristic collection. Past, because it bore resemblances to the original codes of Prada, future due to the thoroughly modern and contemporary applications. This was not a presentation of eclectic magpie sensibility, it was like no other, full of bold, unexpected combinations: a variety of belted summer coats, buttoned, undone and asymmetric, a pleated black skirt and tank top that opened the show, was simple save for the sport inspired accessories that were imbued throughout while Marabou feathers fluttered in abundance, placed on shoes, bags, and delicately beaded chinoiserie pyjamas. Prada has released a new film by David O’ Russell called ‘Past forward’. The explanation: “Past Forward is about the future and reality fast forward.” Miuccia said,  “Instead of exploring the history of women, which I have for a while, I decided to take care of now, the present, and trying to find elegance.” – Lizzy Bowring

Prada SS17

Prada SS17

Key Trend: Past Future, Sport, Chinoiserie

Key Items: Belted car coat, Sport bra top, Knitted wrap cardigan, Wrap front shorts, Cheongsam pyjama suit, Wrap pleated skirt, Plaid bomber, Wrap encil skirt with ostrich trim, Striped classic shirt, Micro mini, Knee length shorts, Belted blazer, Slip dress, ‘Knicker’ shorts

Prada SS17

Prada SS17

Key colour: Black, Chalk white, Red, Yellow

Print and Pattern: Colour blocking, Geometrics, Painterly abstract florals

Trims and materials: Marabou and Ostrich feathers, Sport closures, Chiffon, Scuba stretch, Beaded, sparkling embroidery

Footwear and accessories: Sport defined belts, Flat platform plastic sandals, Oversized clutch bag, Carry all, Pendants


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