A Burst of Color From Prada's Fall 2014 Collection
For as forthrightly colorful as it was in its totality, Prada's Fall 2014 show in Milan on Thursday started with some some seriously dark and sober looks. Supermodel Natasha Poly opened the show in a chic black dress layered over a gray turtleneck, which was followed by some double-breasted coats piped in metallic leather or dark fur. So when the black coat lined with bright red and yellow fur came down the runway a few exits later, it was a refreshing shock — and a bit of foreshadowing that the rest of the collection would be bright, too. In fact, save for a few men's looks — newsworthy in their own right, as Prada doesn't usually mix its collections — the rest of this offering was filled with bold color and pattern that seemed, in a way, more optimistic than the house's recent collections.