Prada S/S 2019
This is the rhythm of Prada shows: Either they are full of fashion pieces to make a leadership statement like the last Fall/ Winter men’s show, which focused on old Prada prints, mega silhouettes and the Prada Sport archive for novelty. Or more normal like this new Spring/Summer show last night which took the foot from the gaz pedal and introduced a more easy collection that we would nearly call preppy. Prada Preppy, now that sounds like novelty. Returning to her original show space on Via Fogazzaro after a few outings next to Fondazione Prada, the setting was recalibrated by AMO to herald a return to basics and an embrace of the industrial elegance of the space. And let’s not forget, her last men’s show in that space was the biology teacher corduroy look.
Again, it’s simple. Knee length coats and single-breasted jackets were the tailoring message of the show. All paired with either snug turtlenecks or loose fitting shirts often in De La Soul floral prints.
Not many of the big global players in fashion do not show or sell jeans except for Prada. This might change as the show indicated. One of our favorite looks was two-button, single-breasted light blue denim jacket worn over a dark denim shirt with a turtleneck and skinny nylon pants. The denim vibe was further enhanced by the same outfit in opposite tonals.
Neon colors at Prada?
They seem to be everywhere on Milan runways. And yes, also on Prada where neon green and yellow turtlenecks grounded many of the looks.
While many designers jump at the chance to dress an Olympic team or a famous football or basketball club, Prada stays away but her shows always have a vibe that she makes the clothes for Eastern-European fictional Olympic athletes.
P can also stand for Panton!
A design classic by Verner Panton – for the show his inflatable stool was used as seating and was an exclusive re-edition of the 1960s piece and produced by Verpan a licensed producer of Verner Panton designs for Prada – gave the room a fresh and precise look.