Prada Brings Nostalgia to New York City

Prada Brings Nostalgia to New York City

Miuccia Prada delivers her low-key, nostalgic Resort 2019 collection in the concrete jungle.

Miuccia Prada delivers her low-key, nostalgic Resort 2019 collection in the concrete jungle.

Text: AJ Longabaugh

If one thing is clear regarding Miuccia Prada’s Resort 2019 show, it’s that fashion is alive and well in New York City. Hosted at Prada headquarters on West 52nd Street, the invite list alone secured the status that this would definitely become a archival-imaged affair to remember. Miuccia is hosting a table at the Met Gala this coming Monday, so hosting her Resort show in town not only seemed fitting, but allowed for a Prada renaissance in the concrete jungle.

The runway felt casual in the most chic of ways with the collection calling back to the '90s, when Prada unapologetically embraced ugly prints, semi-absurd hats, and simplistic tailored flair. Combing youthful energy and nostalgic style, one couldn’t help but revel in each of the familiar looks and tromps owning each of the revived stylings. It feels fun, retro, and cool in the most New York of ways, with each color, print, and pairing ringing with noise that has become the norm in today’s fashion landscape. More is more, am I right?

In retrospect, this collection is by no means groundbreaking and does not attempt to be. It’s an invitation to enjoy a collection of looks calling back to a Prada that should live in every fashion enthusiast’s reference bank. In the age of social media, archival collections are embraced as a sort of education in the evolution of style, trends, and fashion. It’s no surprise that Miuccia has joined this movement of reviving moments from her namesake’s fashion house, and that she’s awaken them in the city that never sleeps. A bona fide fashion moment indeed.

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