Italian fashion house Prada was all about old world charm and 1950s styles during the Autumn/Winter Show at the Milan Fashion Week, Feb. 21. The fashion house, like its designs, chose a unique venue for the runway show and models strutted their stuff in a former warehouse at the Prada headquarters, which was turned into a ramp.
Giving a new face to the outfits of yesteryears, Prada showcased rich and luxurious designs in the form of long mink coats, warm looking jackets, checkered dresses in red and white, leather skirts and coats.
The brand also showcased knee length skirts and dresses with slits that ran up to the thighs as well as angular helms that showed off bare, toned calves. These outfits were clinched at the waist with glittery silver and golden belts to reveal an hour glass figure.
Models wore heavy trench coats lined with leather and fur over sheer dresses with deep necklines that seductively peeked though the outerwear. Some of the coats were buttoned up at the collar but left open in the mid-region and showed off toned tummies. Leather lent a sense of ruggedness to the outfits while fur gave them a cuddly feminine look. The trench coats in shades of brown, chocolate, black and navy were strategically teamed with pleasant hues like peaches and pinks that stood out beneath the dark colors.
The use of fur is a bold move by Prada in times when animal rights organizations continuously express displeasure over the use of animal fur. Earlier in the day, animal rights activists had disturbed the Just Cavalli show for the use of fur in their accessories, according to straitstimes.com. The animal rightd group held up play cards that read, "Your Fashion is our Death."
The iconic fashion house accessorized their glamorous ensembles with chunky footwear in golden and silver tones and model toted oversized handbags to compliment the heavy winter wear.