Milan Fashion Week S/S 2013: Prada is tough, yet poetic, and we adore it

We’ve seen a lot of different looks throughout fashion month so far: florals, spots, stripes, colour and monochrome. But Miuccia Prada presented a whole different look for her Spring/Summer collection, and as per usual, we loved the outrageously daring looks from one of our favourite Italian houses. Prada explained that she was seeking to ‘reconcile two oppositional characteristics of womanhood: toughness and poetic parts.’ The collection was dark and daring, with the occasional floral motif to soften the hardened edges.

When explaining the inspiration for her collection, Prada said she had tried to mix the two ideas together, because ‘this is mainly what women have to deal with in reality. The clothes are the expression of this impossible dream.’ We have to see we agree, as the collection presented a sobering, intricately tailored aesthetic with the perfect amount of colour to prevent the looks from bordering on drab. (Although, could we ever really associate Prada with the word drab? We’re not sure…)

But it wasn’t all black and powerful. There were white fur jackets with delicate red flowers that looked to be inspired by Japanese orientals, and pale peach silk kimino-style tops, also dotted with intricately detailed rosy red flowers.

Every Prada collection has a distinct flavour, and following on from the ‘Grease Lightning,’ 50s-era designs of last year, we think this is the perfect move to keep Prada fresh and fabulous.