Ladies who lounge
After her globetrotting adventures and spending a season on the sea, the Prada lady feels like staying at home. Or at least wearing her pyjamas all day and be snuggled up in the softest of fabrics and easy-peasy shapes. While the set was minimal, a little cold and futuristic, the clotting was familiar and pleasant. Dare I say home-y? An all-black look opened the show, a simple tank and a knee-length, slim kilt. While it had to be paired with something a little odd to ensure guests are at least a little unsettled about what’s walking down the runway – plastic slides and belt with an exaggerated pocket flap/tiny bag attached to the hip/patch/who knows? – this season, the collection was kind of normal. Of course, normal in Prada terms does not mean boring, far from it! It was still incredibly exciting, but not as challenging and a little more customer-friendly perhaps. Yes, prints were vibrant, checks in particular seem to be Mrs Prada’s favourite for SS17, appearing everywhere from coats, bomber jackets, bra tops, midi skirts, knitted vests and little teeny shorts. Alongside were prints which can only be described as part flowers, part squiggles, part graphic lines in mustard yellow, lime green and light brown, the usual odd, 70s colouring that only Miuccia Prada can put on the catwalk and be praised for. But while the prints were not your usual get up, they came as turtle necks, classic shirts, a pretty flared dress and the amazing PJ trousers and shirt combo, so they were actually really easy to incorporate into wardrobes and daily lives, while super comfortable to wear.