Miuccia Prada’s latest was a contemplation on femininity, in a layering of ideas. Her interpretation of beauty was primarily expressed in menswear – double-breasted blazers and suits – but reinvented in traditionally girlish pastels. Ornamental pieces on men's uniforms, such as epaulettes, were transformed into giant bows on princess dresses. She also explored the idea of real and fake, constructing a fantasy world
(the set was powder-hued boxes; the soundtrack from Disney’s ‘Fantasia’) filled with real-life clothes. Tweeds were real or printed on – you couldn’t tell which was which when the clothes zoomed past – and the new molecular print was a blown-up image of the follicles on ostrich skin. Meanwhile, real ostrich leather was used on coats, jackets and dresses, while crocodile was appropriated for bags and
gloves reminiscent of the Fifties.