The hottest news in the last few days is all about Prada, but it seems to have put a shadow on the fantastic Fall/Winter 2020 collection, which is instead beautiful and meaningful – as usual. Raf Simons will join Prada next Spring/Summer and we can’t deny we are all waiting for it. What will change, how will the visual image shift, what should we expect? As these questions crowd our minds, let’s take a look at the fall collection. Miuccia Prada, who remains and will remain the living symbol of the brand, speaks of femininity and power. It is important today, now that women actually have a very important role in society and in working life, that we learn to relieve women’s clothing of those connotations of weakness and frivolity that they have been carrying for centuries.
The collection is the dialogue between male and female indeed, where the latter certainly has the largest part of the scene. Dresses and skirts, culottes in pastel colours and beautiful suits in slipped fabric and floral embroidery, are combined here and there with squared and rigid blazers. These, together with boxy shirts, are often softened by belts at the waistline. There are also embroidered dresses – a modern reinterpretation of the 1920s cuts. In addition to the matching jacket and blouse in white milky organza and black stylized flowers, we want to focus our attention on the fringes, many, which we have seen elsewhere on Milan’s catwalks and which will probably be a big future trend. Among the accessories, the audience went crazy for the mini bracelets with built-in casket where to store the AirPods. It cannot be more avant-garde than this.
Words by Giulia Greco