IT’S A MAD MOD WORLD
Mrs. Prada showed her cruise collection in New York last night in a Prada-owned former piano factory, its huge windows covered by sheets of red plexiglass that tinted sunset views of the Hudson River scarlet. While the collection played with many familiar Miuccia signifiers — the sport touches, the lustrous brocades, the mod influences — there was a freshness in the combinations and plenty of ideas. We especially loved the stretchy printed turtlenecks layered under openwork sweaters, the self-ruffles on tanks, polos or wrap miniskirts, and the hipster self-belts. The prints were outstanding, from mod-meets-deco geometrics to florals that melted into psychedelic swirls. Ornamented loafers or patent sling-back pumps confirmed the movement toward square toes, and the padded trapper hats could be quickly incorporated into Fall/Winter 18.