MFW SS16: Prada

MFW SS16: Prada

Eccentric classics

Text: Cai Mei Khoo

Image: Imaxtree

Beneath fibreglass and polycarbonate stalactites, Prada Spring/Summer '16 was all about classic women's clothes, deconstructed

A mix of mannish tweed and Prince of Wales checks found their way onto boxy '60s skirt suits, in a deliberate 'wrong pairing' that's classic Prada. The idea—formal women's clothes, deconstructed.

Layering was key—sheer organza was worn over knitwear, topped off with a delicate netting-like scarf worn around the neck or across the chest and shoulders.

Stripes were a recurring feature in the collection, whether as a print on an organza skirt suit or in the form of a coat made from strips of suede and metallic python leather.

Paillettes, beading and large crystal embellishment lent more than a touch of shine to the clothes, adorning shift dresses in clusters around the shoulders, and all over the coats and skirt suit that made up the final few looks.

Accessories-wise, large spherical earrings in reflective paillettes added a touch of disco to the collection while the Inside bag was reworked, with the inner bag now set in a frame.

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