Prada Resort 2019 – Review
After staging a full resort show in Milan last year Miuccia Prada returns to the Herzog & de Meuron-designed New York headquarters for 2019. By Chidozie Obasi
The Piano Factory, Prada’s American HQ on the banks of the River Hudson designed by Herzog & de Meuron, was the featured backdrop of the label’s much anticipated 2019 Prada Resort show. Inside the building carved lounge furniture assembled with neon columns highlighted a sense of space and placidity that aided in making the overall atmosphere somehow more peaceful.
The show itself served to bring forward the core values of craftsmanship through sophistication, elegance and meek sedition. An overdose of sleek simplicity and a reinterpretation of old classics juxtaposed with the world’s overall complexity.
The collection held to a puritan mode, intertwined by a wealth of traditional textures such as cottons, drills, gabardines, leather and suede. The chromatic game wasn’t to be neglected either, as the palette featured tones such as navy, pale blue, and off-white hues.
Flower embroideries and paillettes were a further go-to statement print for Prada Resort, merged with a baroque allure inspired by chunky knits and pearls, assembled in such an exquisite way that only Miuccia’s artistry could have been behind it.
Slow down and craft better? Prada’s message for Resort this season shows us the primary grassroots of craftsmanship while emphasising the brand’s timeless legacy in a world of increasing fast fashion.
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