A coy, yet retro femininity punctuated the Prada catwalk while D&G plumped for an après ski theme as the fashion powerhouse duo showed at Milan Fashion Week yesterday.
A prim and proper collection with an undercurrent of subtle sexiness was shown by Miuccia Prada yesterday, as high-neck, A-line dresses with ruffled hems and simple camel colour trench coats, with a sexy patina, tapped into early 1960s chic, to produce a seductive and elegant collection.
Models’ hair was plucked into beehives, while a brushed tartan print on knee length dresses teamed with knitted knee high socks completed the demure theme.
Mod-like peg-leg cigarette trousers, worn with sharp toed flats and high-neck short sleeve tank tops were key as were chunky cable knits in cornflower blue and oatmeal cinched at the waist with delicate belts with bow detailing.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabanna showed a collection more inspired by the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics than 1960s secretary chic.
It was intarsia knit a-go-go as snowflake patterned jumpers and reindeer print featured throughout the snow bunny style collection. Almost more DSquared than D&G, fur coated snow boots and knitted leotards featured, while a day wear element was injected with juxtaposing flowing floral print, chiffon skirts, dresses and silk knickerbockers.
A feminine edge came via pussy-bow neck ties and ruffle detailing on tops and skirts.