Prada's Formica-tiled inspired print from the 1950s, which was first shown in the Prada spring 1996 collection; has been relaunched in the latest collection. Miuccia Prada is known for her eccentric prints and patterns. Dubbed Banal Eccentricity — it hewed to a palette of avocado greens, rusty ochers and eggplant purples, which featured on solid-colored minimalist pieces and those with squiggly, hand-scribbled plaids. Mixed prints, some with a hand-drawn look, which were intended to clash. And the Spring 1996 collection featured colors that hadn’t been considered attractive since the seventies—avocado greens, sludge browns.
These prints appeared on gabardine mid-length overcoats and pencil skirts — became synonymous with the concept of ugly chic. For spring 2021, the debut women’s collection creative directed by both Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons, the brand provided a new way to appreciate that archival ugly print by putting it on slouchy drawstring hooded cotton sweatshirts and matching A-line skirts with soft pleating.
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