September 30, 2002 Milan
Miuccia Prada’s knack is to bring such elements together in a fresh, offhand way. For spring, she pulled oversize sweaters on top of white shirts and paired them with Hawaiian prints made into Bermudas and caban coats; the whole look was perched atop 70s-esque snakeskin platform shoes. A few of the shirts fastened at an angle like a cheongsam, a theme that returned at the end of the show in vibrant fuchsia and crocus-yellow crumpled satin.
The Miu Miu girl can work some athletic style into her life with wide, cropped cotton drill jackets, jersey cheerleader skirts and sawed-off sweats, making sure to flash maximum leg at all times. A few white cotton goddess dresses and bra-topped baby-dolls came down the runway, though the show's kicker was an eye-socking short coat in the brightest red satin. The collection didn't push any intellectual frontiers, but it did provide plenty of straightforward stuff to wear, and that’s just fine.