June 01, 2009 New York
If the economy is getting to Miuccia Prada, her Resort collection didn't show it. In sharp contrast to the austerity of her Fall show, this one had pretty draped-back dresses in camel color-blocked with pastels; cheeky scarf-print bikini briefs with ties at the hips, worn with neon-bright button-downs; and eye candy in the form of little duffel bags in colorful florals that matched the models' ankle-tie sandals. The bow was a recurring motif, appearing at the neckline and elbows of an asymmetrically draped black top, at the hem of narrow underskirts, and at the back of float-y, vaguely 1920's-ish wallpaper-print dresses. The cumulative effect was appealingly unstudied. Call it Prada's antidote for trying fashion times.
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