Monday, March 02, 2015
For Spring 2015 Miuccia Prada had a more prehistoric vision of today's woman. Powerful, strong, and highly intelligent when it comes to using sex appeal to get what she wants. All without the slightest hint of vulgarity, of course. Fast-forward to Fall 2015, Miuccia revisits the idea of a cave woman with a taste for fine tailoring, meticulous detailing, and luxury fabrics. If only early woman were so lucky as to have access to such a collection.
This season Prada grasps onto the concept of the now need to be taken away from the today’s troubles . The designer herself states that she, "didn't want to do anything about the city' and more "about sport and the outdoors".
Thus explaining where the daring and even surprising leather boots came in; which at times teetered way above the knee. Never the one to be boring, the more wearable and casual forms of footwear were displayed with sky-high stacked heels and sometimes with embellishments, which made for a more hard edge look. Yes, there wasn’t a trip nor fall in sight.
Though Miuccia has said that she had freedom on mind, she found herself with a what turned out to be the pleasant urge to show skirt suits. All belted and accentuating the female form, it was no secret that Prada wanted to give off a sense of female empowerment. Which was surly brought across in the darkened carpeted space.
Closing out the collection with a series of shredded leather skirts and dresses covered in black embellishments, the ensembles had undertones of a gladiator’s ensemble during fighting. If this collection rings true of what survival looks like in the world of Miuccia Prada - I certainly wouldn't mind defending my right to style.
Images: Marcio Madeira