Miuccia Prada’s Spring 1996 ready-to-wear show was a revelation. She managed to challenge everything we thought of as sexy in the 1990s in one amazing show.
Prada was inspired by the 1970s for this collection, not so much in styles and cuts, but in colour combinations.
She dusted off colours that had been sitting on the sidelines of fashion for 30 years. The use of avocado green, sludge brown, delicate purple and dark mustard yellow made this collection stand out from everything else coming out at the time. Dare we say it was about time someone made brown relevant again.
Miuccia showed prints as well, she mixed them up, made sure they all clashed together for an edgy 90s feel. All this paired with chunky sandals that again, weren’t at all what anyone was wearing at the time. These sandals, more than anything else in this collection, were appropriated by the industry and worn proudly by fashion professionals for years.
We appreciate and respect Miuccia Prada‘s audacity and refreshing perspective.
Here are some Télio fabrics that would have fit in perfectly at this show.
Do you remember this show? Are you in love with this colour palette as much as we are? Let us know!