During the days before the shows, the teasers on social media were pictures of the models as children, and images of them nowadays. It was an anticipation of the FW 22 collection’s themes: mnemonics, recollections and quotations of a history of women, a conduit from the past to now. Tradition passes culture between generations, fragments of personal narratives, comprising a history.
There was still focus on unlikely combinations. The play of juxtapositions was at the core, it was both between garments, and within their construction: structured conventionally masculine pieces are interrupted with feminine, sheer taffeta mini and long skirts, soft dresses and tailoring blend to give new forms. The architecture of clothes affect their rapport with the body.
Pragmatic pieces are given new significance. Proportions are exaggerated, in particular for black coat dresses and for the oversize leather trenchs in bright colors. There were sophisticated shearling jackets and prada coats with colored faux fur on the sleeves.
A lot of Signature Miuccia grey, Prada’s heritage geometrics that translated to jacquard knits, minimal Raf turtlenecks and a new twist with Insta-friendly triangle logo tanks. The iconic triangle becomes also the shape of small accessories, that alternate to Soft leather bags in a wide color palette.
In practice, an ideology of Prada becomes an etymology of beauty. That is, centrally, the work of fashion: the process of defining the meaning of beauty, for today.
“ You want to live again, to be inspired. And to learn from the lives of people. ”
“I think of revolutionary moments in Prada’s history, and we echo them here…There are never direct recreations, but there is a reflection of something you know, a language of Prada. “