Without question, this has been the strangest season in fashion in 50 years, where designers have been busy asking themselves what the point of their profession is. What the French call "une remise en question."
Miuccia Prada didn’t stage any life shows this season in either Milan or Paris, though she did unveil two very carefully crafted videos, especially so in the case of Miu Miu, in Paris at lunchtime on Tuesday.
Raf Simons made his collaborative debut with Miuccia Prada on Thursday afternoon, in the most keenly anticipated runway show in the world this year. And the result was a powerful collection, a newer New Look.
“We must forge ahead, adapting to the situation,” was the motto of the Italian fashion industry’s main institutions on Tuesday, inaugurating a Milan Fashion Week thin on visitors but aiming for a 20-million e-audience.
Raf Simons has announced plans to show his signature collections next month, when the Belgian designer will finally debut a women’s collection some two and a half decades after launching his own label.
Italian fashion group Prada said on Wednesday sales had recovered sharply in Asia since June after the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic triggered a 40% decline for comparable revenues in the first half of the year.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America has named Emily Adams Bode, Kerby Jean-Raymond, Gabriela Hearst, Telfar Clemens and Pierpaolo Piccioli among its newly unveiled list of 2020 Fashion Awards nominees.
On Tuesday, the Milanese luxury label unveiled its latest collection with a presentation film lensed by five photographers and artists, five different perspectives for five different wardrobes celebrating Prada's DNA.