Such is the anticipation surrounding the Prada show every year that just the arrival of the invitations sends fashion folk everywhere into a Instagram uploading, hash-tagging frenzy. For her Spring/Summer 2015 runway show, Designer Miuccia Prada didn’t disappoint. The collection was a 70’s inspired but made with the quality craftsmanship we have come to expect from Prada. Although on first glance of the set, huge, surreal-looking purple sand dunes, this intention would not have been blazingly obvious. Opening the show and solidifying her comeback to the catwalk was Australian model Gemma Ward with Lara Stone closing the show.
The collection featured a series of dark, tailored looks. Thrown into the mix were high necks, long hemlines and a colour palette of minty, lime green, black, brown and tangerine (look out for this colour this season!). The feeling of artisanal luxury was demonstrated in the use of complex fabrics, painterly prints and interesting textures. The mash-up of silks, crafted leather, colourful brocade, panelled strips of material, raw hems and burst pockets added to the artisan feel of the collection. The overall feeling was one of prairie girl meets 1970’s folk singer- both huge trends for the coming SS 15 season. We struggle to understand how this could be considered a SS collection with all the trench coats, boots and leather pieces, it seems more suited to the colder months and definitely not a humid Hong Kong summer.
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