Keeping things close to home, Prada’s show took place in the Herzog & de Meuron-designed The Piano Factory in Manhattan – headquarters for the Italian brand – with a vision to ‘open the door into a New York Prada world’. As semi-transparent panels suspended from the ceiling reflected and distorted the city skyline outside, Miuccia Prada sent models down the catwalk in an ode to the house’s archive. Kick-starting with the late-Nineties, muted brown and tan tones were quickly replaced by more psychedelic print-on-prints, alongside texture, brocade and jacquard, all clashing to glorious effect. Here, the mood was upbeat and playful, with an over-riding sentiment of ‘why have minimalism when you can have more?’ Proving what goes around comes around, Miuccia brought back the micro-mini, stacked-heel loafer to sporty-chic effect, and brash retro-Seventies logo necklaces, cleverly bridging the gap between past and present, fantasy and reality. If only this region called for sequin-studdedtights, because they were a scenestealer and demanded immediate Insta-story attention. What’s the take-away? That when Miuccia delves into an archive, she’s resolute in making it modern and relevant. The nods to the past weaved a narrative into the future, whilst providing millennials with the ‘back story’ they so seek – cool but considered. The clothes were lively, the energy electric and the vision spot on for the mood of ‘now’ – everyone could do with a dose of positivity and Prada brought the fun.