Prada Fall 2020 - Runway Review
February 20, 2020
Glamour. A word typically forboden at Prada shows of years past found itself front and center from the runway to Miuccia's mouth backstage -- but this was far from a one-dimensional viewpoint to fashion. Rather, it was a statement on sociopolitical climate, one that was sourced to the Viennese secession period when thinkers and creatives worked as a counterpoint to the Industrial Revolution. Sheer layers abound, juxtaposed with elegant silky fringe, oodles of exaggerated pleats and beaded fringe (for daywear, no less). And while Prada deconstructed her sheer layers to the point of almost invisible, she paired said skirts with masculine belted jackets to drive home the message that strong and feminine can co-exist in harmony. Patent leather coats in pink and green with shearling detail provided redolent pops of color. If the collection read as optimistic and uplifting then, well, you got Miuccia's message.