Prada being Prada, of course, this was an instinct articulated more cerebrally than atavistically. Or as co-creative director Miuccia Prada observed in a quote released shortly before we gathered at the Fondazione Prada in Milan to watch the collection video: “A sense of the utopian, the ideal, of hope, positivity. To expose yourself to nature, to go to the beach—it’s freedom. It is utopian. That is really a primary need—an intellectual need, too.” This translated into a skin-heavy rendering of a reemergence that was tantamount to a rebirth.
Away from the water, highlights included a biker jacket in yolk-yellow or show-set-red which felt like an unusual template here; double-waisted pants made to be worn loosely and tantalisingly adrift at the front; plenty of tailoring with rolled up sleeves; and multiple full-look-izations of the skorts via teaming them with matching tank-tops. These looks seemed like summer iterations of the last-show long johns.