Prada is bringing back the past with her latest collection. In collaboration with James Jean, Prada created a Liberty print showcase that is the perfect combination between nostalgia and modern aesthetics.
James Jean offered up lilies and rabbit-inspired patterns while Prada brought back dangerously low necklines in her overcoats, knee socks with a flair, and even Eiffel tower high heels. Prada’s signature touch was unmistakable.
Candy-colored pastels were a main feature for the line, as were pleated skirts and ruffled neck blouses. Transparent Japanese fabric was woo-worthy and each dress was framed with either metal pins or interlinked grommets. The dresses had scalloped and feathered details, and those knee-high socks we mentioned earlier were littered with corporate logos for an Art Deco vibe.
The collection was perfectly complemented with heavy metal, which seemingly synced with the model’s footsteps. Striped paneled wide-shoulder track tops were another huge hit.
Prada publicly stated that she envisioned the show to present a modernist vibe. Despite the innovative show, Prada’s signature black waisted belt was cinched tightly around each of the model’s tiny waists so there was no guessing whose show it was.
The perfect mix of contradiction and modernism, Prada’s latest showcase was a phenomenal show.