Prada Spring/Summer 2017

by Paige Reddinger

Miuccia Prada seriously pared things down this season, and she dove into the present rather than explore the history of women. Last year Prada’s profits plunged by 28 percent according to Business Insider, so Miuccia may have been looking to keep things simple and sellable. Well, it worked. To wit: There were splendidly chic Chinois pajama-style eveningwear, the most elegant of which came in a soft yellow with ostrich feather trimming. Versions of the look included a feather-trimmed evening coat and a crop-top and skirt set. Ultra-short mini skorts were worn with simple printed button-downs with a sensible cardigan thrown over top. Plus, covetable plaid blazers were styled perfectly with a high-slit cotton candy-colored ostrich-trimmed skirt or with floral-printed mini skorts—but for the woman for whom the latter would be out of question, these blazers would look equally as great with a pair of dress pants. Even the simple black A-line dress looked just right when styled with a turquoise necklace and luscious pink ostrich shawl. Ostrich feathers adorned more than half of the collection, and those decadent but delicate trimmings were just the right touch on Miuccia’s version of minimalism.

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