Nothing scares Italian designer Muccia Prada.
Tired of the “too much” that Fashion has been lately offering, the designer gave us a reality check at the Prada fashion show for her cruise collection that happened in Prada’s headquarters in New York.
“Simplicity is a kind of protest,” said Muccia Prada.
And protest they were. Just outside the show, animal protesters waved sign that read “Shame on Prada” or “Animal are not ours to wear” to anyone who dared showing up with fur. Although the Brand hasn’t renounced to fur yet, none of the guests including Uma Thurman, Naomi Watts or Milly Brown. “In moments of difficulty,” she said after the show, “the only way to survive is being yourself,” echoing to her choice of holding the show at her own headquarters, at the old piano factory on the Far West Side of Midtown Manhattan.
L'Élégance Prada never disappeared, but this year, it seemed resuscitated. “Seditious Simplicity” we could read on Prada’s Instagram. Associating coats and long blazers, turtle neck cotton tunics along with long and loose skirt created a long, and youthful look, rendering into a running of floating and beautiful silhouettes.
Accessory wise, the same earrings for all the walking models brought the perfect sense of motion with the simple outfit. For the shoes, one would think some excentric shoes would balance such a simple style, but no, Prada stuck with their truth: all models wore the same thick socks, paired with Prada wedges or sneakers.
Nothing too much and nothing too low: Prada achieved the cruise look with a simple classe, an eccentric simplicity.