As a part of Paris Fashion Week, in her new collection, Prada’s creative director Miuccia Prada invited us on a mountain trip to explore Italy's ski region Cortina d'Ampezzo in the heart of the Dolomites.
The models did not have to ski or do snowboarding to conquer the mountain peaks. The equipment was replaced by high mountain faux fur boots, that were put back into the fashion vocabulary by Miuccia.
Against the background of snow-capped peaks, the collection is bursting with bright colors and non-standard combinations — the elements of mountaineering clothing complement gentle underwear fantasies. The sportswear language merges with fashion.
Deliberately bright colors of the accessories complement pastel shades of the soft forms of padded quilted jumpsuits, jackets, gloves, and even bodysuits.
A knitted ski hat-helmet is an indispensable attribute of every look. It comes with a must have of the pandemic times — a mask that can be easily unfastened if needed.
We are boldly offered to wear loden dresses on thin straps with exquisite embroidery while skiing as a daring challenge to the common perception of snow-capped mountains, and it is worth admiration.
Bold embellishments bring sophistication and romance to the looks that combine the incongruous.
And what is a look without a handbag? The fur one looks perfect with both an oversized down puffer with contrasting stripes and a dress that “shines bright like a diamond” in every way.
Fashion collage: Lesya Pakharyna