Milan – Miuccia Prada’s catwalk show is always one of the most anticipated of the season, not only for its high-profile front row, but because it never fails to surprise, with eclectic inspiration sources and a renewed vision of what it means to be a Prada woman.
The focus of the fashion house under Miuccia’s reign has been the depiction of a strong feminine force, and this season was no different. Graphic pop art murals – commissioned by six artists – set the stage for strutting models in vibrant rainbow coats and dresses replicating the street art set. The energetic catwalk show depicted women unafraid to show off their femininity.
‘We need to be fighters in general,’ said Prada backstage. ‘There is a debate about women again, and I want to interpret it. I had this idea that if you wear clothes so exaggerated and out there, people will look, and then they will listen.’
The women on the catwalk resembled a girl gang in an artistic interpretation of women and power in the 21st century. For more on the new tribe of strong, wise women, book a place at XX v XY, our Autumn/Winter 2013 Trend Briefing.