Italian fashion house Prada mixed masculine and feminine styles for next spring's womenswear, presenting a reconstruction of skirt suits and outerwear in stripes, tweed and plaid at its catwalk show on 25 September.
Under a ceiling of yellow fibreglass panels and cylinders, designer Miuccia Prada first presented loose striped boxy jackets on top of skirts, decorated with panels of tweed or check for her spring/summer 2016 show at Milan Fashion Week.
Outerwear was also loose, shiny and striped in a variety of colours, worn over dresses and tops bearing clashing prints as well as see-through black skirts. Jackets were waist-length while skirts went over the knee.
Prada completed the look with single coloured lace-like neckwear in a variety of colours – black, lime, pink and beige – worn over dresses and coats. The designer teamed transparent organza dresses with dropped waists, some bearing embellished necklines, over tank tops and skirts, mostly in tweed and check.
The show finished with jackets and skirts, as well as coats, fully decorated in paillettes and flower patterns. Shoes were also colourful and embellished, most multi-coloured and with ankle straps. Colourful boots were shiny or striped.
Prada, one of Milan's fashion heavyweights, is renowned worldwide, with the Asia-Pacific region its biggest market.