For Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons debut co-designed show, the new design duo emphasised the need for clothes we want to wear; clothes that make us feel better. A desire for comfort ran throughout the spring/summer 2021 collection with functional and practical uniforms rooted in the Prada ethos. With laid-back shapes to wear now (and for many seasons to come) and fresh styling tricks to adopt (chic clutched coats are the new go-to), Prada’s SS21 line-up was bursting with positivity and feel-good fashion.
Presented in a floor-to-ceiling plush lemon-coloured room, the setting for Prada’s digital SS21 screening instantly engerised viewers — and the clothes were in sync with the sun-drenched spectrum. From silk cocktail dresses to hand-held bumblebee anoraks, Prada encourages us to opt for yellow when feeling blue.
The main takeaway from Prada’s SS21 show were the jackets and shawls clasped by the models. In socially distant society, this styling trick offers the feel-good emtrabce of a hug, the comfort of a blanket and if you’re in the Middle East, protection against the cool air-con.
Not ready to leave the hoodie at-home? Take cues from Prada’s post-lockdown uniform, where printed hoodies were paired with matching full skirts and peppy sling-backs that created a more put-together look. Comfortable and ever-so-chic.
Touch Of Tangerine
All-black looks were punctuated with kitten heels and polo necks in tangy orange hues, while busy prints were paired with pastels and a look-at-me bag in bold tangerine. A small splash of colour is an easy way to brighten up your outfit and your mood.
The WFH attire continues with loose-fitting, relaxed silhouettes that are practical and still polished (primed for a date night or the office). A Prada signature, elevated PJs are not a new phenomenon, but for SS21 the co-ordinating separates are comfier than ever (in mint, deep purple and polka dot) and even come with their own blanket.
Re-watch Prada’s SS21 womenswear show at Prada.com