Scene Stealing: Prada Fall 2016
For her women’s collection today, Miuccia Prada pursued her fascination with art appropriation, historical ambiguity, and gender swapping.
An avowed patron of the arts, she didn’t have to go very far for those fantastic layered landscapes and filmic freeze-frames. The latter, prints by Berlin artist Christophe Chemin, were a carryover from Prada’s most recent men’s collection — in the same venue, no less, a custom-built agora.
The mensy looks, too, hailed from the men’s side. The sailor caps, the meandering thread, the oversized plaid overcoats all seemed to suggest travel through space and time — a worldly message driven home by charm bracelets and necklaces dangling with little souvenirs and diary books.