Audrey Hepburn’s fringe, Twiggy’s eyelashes and the Duchess of Cambridge’s Alice band. Miuccia Prada’s collection for spring and summer 2019 is partly rebellious, partly conservative. The 69-year-old is a veritable master when it comes to toying with contrasts and surprising elements. The latest Prada trends:
Spring and summer collection
The new collection feels youthful, fresh and optimistic, and is quite probably aimed and the sought-after target group of young millennials. Though Prada doesn’t think much of the classification. “I don’t like it when people associate meanings with a term like ‘millennials’. It just means that somebody needs to sell something.” And that’s not something the designer wants her creativity to be limited by. “There are so many different people. They are intelligent or not. They are cultured, they are ignorant. I speak to people and try hard so that they understand me.”
Prada trends: cycling shorts and knee-highs
But what do the new Prada trends actually look like? Cycling shorts are a must-have, as was evident on the Italian fashion designer’s catwalk. But tunics made of duchesse satin, baby–doll dresses, low-cut bodysuits and – very important – knee-highs also made an appearance on the premises of the Fondazione Prada. The retro styles of the ’60s and ’70s are rounded off with voluminous Alice bands.