Miuccia Prada And Raf Simons Debut Their First Prada show As Co-creative Directors
Audiences watched fashion history today, 24 September, as Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons unveiled their first Prada show as co-creative directors. Discussion about who might succeed the 71-year-old designer was put to bed in February this year when she announced that all forthcoming collections would be created with Simons.
This afternoon we saw how the fruits of their collaboration would manifest itself. The set itself comprised an empty auditorium bordered with curtains and cameras aplenty to give viewers a better view of the clothes themselves – something that was important to both Simons and Prada. Every featured model made their catwalk debut (a perfect metaphor for new beginnings if ever there was one) and each of their names featured on a visible screen.
What of the clothes? This was not a case of adding or subtracting, as the design duo said in a later interview, but rather a mix of both. The collection followed Prada’s rule of thumb when it comes to design – useful clothing that will enable you to live better. Perhaps the most prevailing motif was the Prada triangle logo, which appeared on ready-to-wear, as well as jewellery and bags. A pair of witch-like kitten heels in varying shades will doubtlessly prove a bestseller next season.
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