Prada's Spring/Summer 2015 collection at Milan Fashion Week dictates (as ever!) what we'll be wearing next season: beautiful brocades, A-line coats, knee-length skirts with fraying hemlines, gilded fabrics juxtaposed with raw cottons, visible dressmaker markings and plenty of patchwork and topstitch detailing.
And we can't get enough.
"I am fixated with craftsmanship," Miuccia Prada told The Guardian backstage after the show. "Not just in fabric but in furniture, in chandeliers. More and more I am obsessed with antiquity, and the elements of the past that are not possible today."
Part of the designer's past-meets-future aesthetic was apparent in her choice of opening catwalk model: Australian superstar Gemma Ward, who retired from the biz in 2008. She also persuaded Lara Stone to made an appearance in the show.
The unraveling, pieced-together looks captured the decaying beauty of the past (meets post-apocalyptic future) as models hit the sand-strewn catwalk in colourblock knee socks, wood and leather ankle strap clogs and high-necked two-tone printed brocade cocktail dresses and floral brocade knee skirts with jumpers and leather coats, patched up with printed panels of fabric or featuring visible stitching.
The fabrics used were sourced from the 19th century through to the 1960s.
Winged eyeliner and wet-look hair completed the look.
Click through the highlights in the slideshow and don't miss the latest from the Milan S/S 15 shows below:
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