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History lessons with Prada for Fall Winter 2024

Prada FW24

How did we get here? This is the question Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons asked for the Prada women's Fall Winter 2024 collection. Not nostalgia, rather a survey of the past, how they dressed during troubling times, and how those lessons can be incorporated to meet our own moment with fresh eyes.

So what went down at Prada Fall Winter 2024? All the details, below.

Who attended

Miuccia Prada knows how to draw a crowd, and sitting in the front row (despite the buckets of rain outside) was house ambassadors, Hunter Schafer, Emma Watson and Letitia Wright, along with Gabbriette, Rina Sawayama, Amandla Stenberg and Gwendoline Christie.

The set

The set is a continuation of the conversation the pair began at Prada FW24 menswear earlier this year, albeit without the drab office chairs and cool downlights. Instead, models walked across the same transparent flooring that reveals a bubbling spring beneath. In an industry constantly looking for the next thing, it's nice to witness Prada let their ideas breathe and live a full timeline before they're packed away.

The faces

After a decade-long hiatus, Mariacarla Boscono returned to the Prada runway. Joining her were faces like Mica Arganaraz, Anok Yai, and RUSSH cover star Julia Nobis.

Now importantly, the clothes

The clothes are evidence of a dig into the past, yet there's a fluidity and lightness to them too. Dresses are sheer and feature velvet floral motifs, while later versions are finished with faux fur trims. The longline skirts, handkerchief hemlines and petticoats were a highlight, especially when paired with bomber jackets, cardigans, and sweater vests all available in Prada's signature so-ugly-it's-good colour palette. Velvet bows were a thoughtful touch, a gentle nod at the coquette trend.

Headwear is back, with sailor caps and pillboxes garnishing almost every look. There were stripes too, which we predict will become the motif du jour in the coming seasons, along with funnel-neck coats, sweaters, and moto jackets, a detail we noticed at Burberry FW24 also. Then there was the footwear, two types of satin slingbacks in varying acidic shades we would sell a limb for. They're more streamlined than those introduced at Miu Miu, less strappy, but no less enchanting.

Explore our highlights from the Prada FW24 collection below.

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