For some, looking at the past is the only way forward. While that might not be the rule of thumb for Prada, they are reworking some of their best-loved prints, taken straight from the archives, with this spring’s Prada Print Collection, a one-outfit look with plenty of panache.
In stores in May, the Prada Print Collection was inspired by a single outfit from the 1950s: a flared, fitted-at-the-waist dress, a pair of delicate ballet flats and a quilted handbag with a chain strap. Using these single silhouettes, each piece is then recreated in a series of different fabrics – from cotton to silk – and then splashed with a print referenced from the Prada archives.
The best part? A piece from this must- have Prada collection will cost you less than $1,000; the dresses are priced between $650 and $725 and the ballet flats will set you back $360. Not bad for a piece of vintage-inspired Prada. The entire collection hits stores mid-May.