Does the devil really wear Prada? It would be pretty cool if it did! Miuccia Prada would certainly find it one hell of an amusing anecdote to tell, if we were to guess her reaction to the momentary lapse in logic from a controversial little evil thing. The second day of the Milan Fashion Week is highlighted by the likes of Prada, Fendi and many more, creating a rather interesting day for the fashion lovers in town. There are a few things that immediately capture your attention when you are looking at the latest Prada fall/winter 2016-2017 collection. Featuring a soundtrack of mostly female artists, the models took to the stage in some rather intriguing looks, with us immediately zeroing in on the checked knit tights.
Prada is known for throwing in something dorky as well, so the Hawaiian shirts were certainly a nice throwback, with the argyle stockings paired with shiny peep-toe heels or laced up wedges that give the girls a very sexy aura, sometimes even appearing as gloves. There were even some sailor hats brought in from the men’s collection as well, serving to prove the importance of equality.
Miuccia Prada really knows how to redesign femininity and we are happy to see that even among the models there was more of an equality between the size 0 and size 4. Known for creating ubiquitous trends, including the colored suits with cropped trousers, the geisha dresses and banana prints, along with the fired up stilettos, we now get to witness the birth of the Burlington tights trend, as well as the inclusion of sexy lace-up boots for the coming year, while dreaming you had them 2 months back.
Accessories seen throughout the Prada fall 2016 fashion show included some rather lovely key necklaces strung along or added to the belts, with some lovely hats and intriguing corsets worn over the clothing itself. Diary style necklaces also appear all around, with images of moons and shooting stars. Add a bag around your neck and you are set to go. While we’re at it, to mention some of the beauty looks, it is important to keep things simple, sporting a sumptuous red lip and leaving your hair half down and half up in a mussed up style.
Perhaps the best part of the show was the fact that two of the bags shown off became available right after the last model strutted off the stage, even if the rest of the collection we will have to wait some time for. It certainly didn’t take the Burberry route, whether in style featuring the Americana theme or in time period of availability.
Photos courtesy of Vogue