At the very moment when some consider the concept of feminism at the least un-newsworthy if not completely passé, the forever unpredictable Miuccia Prada has stolen the lime-light with a fashion show which triumphantly brought back the symbol of the combatant woman.
Aiming justifiably at the top, as one of the most impressive works for the season S/S 2014, the Prada collection stood out not only for the imaginative aestheticism of its creations, but also for the ground-breaking venue that played host to it.
Undoubted worshipper of contradictions and the ultimate artist in her expressions over a long career in the business, the designer displayed her creations alongside a wide range of murals inspired by feminist narratives and symbols by internationally recognized artists. She thus created a dynamic platform enabling clothes and scenery to converse, releasing a vital energy which charged this unique fashion show and put its stamp on the whole collection.
Exploiting elements of feminist iconography and its creations, clothing members of her feminine squad in strong colours, with touches of fur, resounding accessories, eccentric combinations and perhaps the most ladylike handbags in the history of the brand, Prada has made a strong impact. She has proved that fashion can function as a particularly effective means of politicization, without losing one iota of its power to dazzle. Feminism is making a dynamic come-back and today’s woman has two reasons to celebrate: feminism has never been more on the front-line and never more elegant.
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