Milan Fashion Week: Prada Autumn/Winter 15

Milan Fashion Week: Prada Autumn/Winter 15

A colour-combining masterclass

Prada's Autumn/Winter 15 lineup presented like a masterclass in how to mix, match and clash colours with perfection. With Sixties informed shapes and restrained embellishment, set amongst tea-saloon inspired staging, this collection is practically edible...

Prada's Autumn/Winter 15 presentation displayed a Sixties influenced lineup, springing with youthfulness. The runway show space was staged to resemble a sort-of tea saloon, with rooms decked out in macaroon pink and Prada green, a backdrop that wonderfully off-set the mildly prim but always pretty baby-doll dresses that shone from the collection

Although the collection managed to somehow span several eras (accents of Regency England seeped out from the empire lines and long gloves) the dominant era was without doubt the Sixties, which manifested in shapes constructed of techy foam, giving this season's dresses volume and structure. Other sixties elements included the square set pockets on coats and box jackets. 

The genius was in the combination of palettes, acid green-yellow mixed with tweed and grey whilst rich green mixed with pale blue and pink. It was a masterclass of the art of clash-match. Details were sparse but oh-so effective. Fur epaulets and well appointed side panels on dresses and coats that came in both fur and foam provided high value interest. Colourful jewels were used with restraint. Broaches vying for the spotlight and came in the form large single stem florals in all manor of colours from Prada's palette. If this really were a tea saloon, they would be the icing on the cake. 

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