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Milan Fashion Week: Featured Collection – Prada

Milan Fashion Week: Featured Collection – Prada

The Miuccia Prada presentation was a breathe of fresh air after back-to-back days of fashion week that were beginning to run together.  Not to say previous collections shown in New York, London, and now Milan weren’t up to par, but Prada managed to reset the bar by creating a collection that was literally an eye-opener.

The designer is a master of transcending time through her clothes by capturing pieces of different decades and updating them to remain relevant in modern times.  To be able to create looks that could be plucked from the runway and worn now or years from now is a true feat not easily-mastered.  Prada does this effortlessly with a collection that is equal parts feminine and bold.

Her models were well put together with the exception of the intentional caught-in-the-rain hair and loosely-styled dresses that revealed a bare shoulder or a contrasting sweater.  Colors were muted and bold all at once with shades of pink, blue, green and red against tweed, fur and leather and volume was tamed with a loosely-belted or cinched waist.

It was so many things all at once, yet sensible – the intentional imbalance managed to balance out the collection.