With shadows of cats, dark corners, and ceiling fans whirring, the centerpiece of Prada’s presentation was bedraggled models wearing off-the-shoulder looks, tousled as if they just had a brush with something or someone dangerous. Zoom in to see wide-belted looks that were embellished with mink fur or clusters of black sequined flowers.
At Fendi, striated neon fur was amped up with touches of punk, chopped in manic-panic touches just like the model’s mohawks. One fox-fur skirt was dyed in a Smurf-blue pattern, yet it felt right with a neon-pink mohawk and fur-lined heels.
Italian glamour was at its best in a gold lamé look at Luisa Beccaria, where the fabric was pleated on one side and draped on the bias on the other. It’s all worthy of a Fellini-esque swim in the Trevi fountain, à la La Dolce Vita, or simply a nice option for the impending Oscar’s red carpet.