>> No pants were to be seen at Prada for Spring 2010 (Miuccia blamed her "passion for knickers"); same goes for recent Prada campaign favorites Ymre Stiekema and Sasha Pivovarova, both missing from the runway. Against a setting of black and white film stills, pictures of chandeliers and a beach projected on the wall, and a checkerboard floor, Miuccia Prada took her Prada girl to the beach, with Spring 2010's increasingly prevalent digital prints on silk landing on mini shorts, jackets, and dresses. “Beach and antiquity — high and low — it is all the same,” Prada told Suzy Menkes backstage. “It is supposed to be an ironic take — sometimes nostalgic, for a contemporary take on antiquity for those who don’t understand the beauty of the past.”
Crystals dripped from clear plastic bags and velcro-closing shoes, adorned tops, formed a sparkly chain mail, and gunmetal gray pieces were left with raw edges. Lindsey Wixson opened, Kate Kosushkina closed, and though Prada is not known to be a diverse runway, Liu Wen, Shu Pei Qin, and last season's Calvin Klein exclusive Lyndsey Scott all walked.