Spring/Summer ’16 Collection at a Glance
The barcode is dead; long live the barcode. Prada starts our journey into next summer with stripes. How many angles are there to observe a pattern and how can it appear on the catwalk in so many ingenious variations? Blink and you’ll miss it: Prada then uses those stripes to create collages, elaborate combinations of patterns, colours and textures, worn under transparent jackets and coats. Lots of gold and oversized sequins. And skirts. Only skirts. Trousers are not on (the shop shelves) at Prada this season.
Models wore gold lipstick and earrings the size of Christmas baubles. Fascinating: fishnet-style chokers-cum-epaulettes. Worn with stripy jackets, they are this summer’s eye-catchers.
The summer coat as a dress substitute. The look isn’t complete without it: worn over the transparent minidress, it makes those fleeting glimpses of skin all the more thrilling. Do not drop off this coat at the theatre cloakroom!