A sensational show by Miuccia Prada, political, feminist, audacious, and a meditation on fashion's role in an increasingly authoritarian age. Its theme: the right of women to go out in the night and be whoever they want.
A radical change in casting and a more expansive world view at Miu Miu, in a collection that saw a major designer, Miuccia Prada, responding to our inter-connected world, even as she personally largely shuns it.
At Prada’s Spring/Summer 2018 show in Milan last week in a warehouse papered with giant pop-art comic strips, one name in the coveted front row stood out: Tao Liang, otherwise known as Chinese blogger ‘Mr Bags’.
“Miuccia! Miuccia! Miuccia!” chanted the fans. Were we inside San Siro football ground? Had Liverpool signed a new star Brazilian forward? No it was backstage after a raucous and faintly outlandish show by Miuccia Prada.
The Milan menswear season began for many Friday morning with a visit to the Fondazione Prada to experience Alejandro G. Inárritu’s Carne Y Arena, his virtual reality film about Mexican refugees crossing into the USA.