Yesterday, after a five-year hiatus, Prada returned to the Resort schedule with a collection of sporty yet feminine, pastel-heavy looks. The show took place in Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a new exhibition space with zig-zagging wood floors that echoed the collection’s decidedly modern vibe. Models like Natalie Westling walked the runway in futuristic, soccer field-ready looks — tracksuits with poofy statement sleeves, skintight technical knits, jauntily cut zip-up jackets. Then came the would-be workwear: button-downs and shirtdresses with sheer pastel under- and overlays, off-the-shoulder midis featuring the brand’s patented feather-lined cuffs.
Marabou feathers weren’t the only Spring 2017 Prada obsession that carried over — printed sets, asymmetrical button closures, waist-cinching belts and high necklines also made an encore. Whimsical prints (courtesy of illustrator and frequent Prada collaborator James Jean) replaced geometric patterns on shift dresses, hook-ups and handbags.
Eye-grabbing, chainmail-inspired necklaces done in sequins adorned many a model’s neck, but the real post-show buzz centered on the label’s luxe new Velcro sneakers. (Those, and the feather-accented headbands that were half Ziegfeld girl, half something you’d expect to see at Coachella).
Check out the full Prada Resort 2018 runway in the gallery below, then share your thoughts in the comments section.
All Images: Courtesy of Prada