Prada rarely puts on events in New York, and after the show, Miuccia Prada cited the company’s long absence as one of the reasons she opted to do something in town. She’s also hosting a table at the Met Gala on Monday, so the timing was right.
Time was a subtext of her excellent collection, touching as it did on some of the most iconic motifs of her career-defining ‘90s shows. The “ugly prints” that captured and confounded audiences in equal measure; the kick flares slung from the narrow hips of Amber and Shalom; the so-gawky-they’re-good stacked-heel loafers and heavy-gauge tights. They all made reappearances here, updated with late-2010s signifiers like prominent logos and technical sport mesh.