Storm Reid joined the fun at Milan Fashion Week, attended the Prada show at Fondazione Prada on Thursday, Sept. 22. Dressed head-to-toe in the Italian luxury brand, Reid bared some skin in a plunging silver chain mail-style mini dress covered in reflective mirrors. A pair of high platform sandals and a black top handle bag completed the look in style. Hunter Schafer was also in attendance, styling a black turtleneck top with a silky mini skirt, a long pink and white gingham shirt and a tan trench coat. Meanwhile, Michaela Coel wore a sheer metallic cover-up over a white logo tank dress and a brown oversized leather blazer.
Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons’ creative collaboration produced another exciting collection entitled “Touch of Crude”. On a runway equipped with brown carpets, the models walked to the beat of sci-fi music, their faces done in an eccentric fashion with long eyelashes that seemed to obscure their vision. The self-referential show opened on a somber gray tailored ensemble, consisting of a long coat layered over a button-down shirt and skinny trousers. The catwalk explored themes of business dressing and domestic lifestyle, borrowing elements from previous collections to present them in the ugly-chic fashion Prada excels at. For example, a series of dark and colorful dyes seemed to drip from a strapless column dress, petticoat and skirt set, as if the designers deliberately set out to give them an unfinished look. Similarly, a series of knitwear ensembles with raw edges and ruffled accessories extended that feeling.
Elsewhere, Miuccia’s trend-setting sheer experiment from autumn 2022 collection reappeared and took shape as skirts, vintage-style nightgowns, turtlenecks and coats. And Simons’ historic penchant for leather came out in full force in the sharp jacket ensembles, which nicely incorporated Prada’s heritage as well.
Leave it to Prada set trends while constantly referencing its history. Ahead, see the stars front row and appreciate our favorite looks from the collection.