Prada’s Fw18 show was an explosion of archival Prada garms, literal fire prints and a shit ton of nylon. The synthetic material is synonymous with the Milanese fashion house, forming a big part of the Prada Sport label back in the ’00s. Running from 1996-2006 the Prada Sport line used black performance fabrics such as GORE-TEX and nylon to create distinct, athletic silhouettes with minimal but impactful red “PRADA” branding on the label.
Possibly as a way of recapturing this former glory, Prada turned back on itself for Fw18 with heaps of nylon shirts, backpacks, accessories and other throwback sportswear pieces from its heyday. By reviving these looks, Prada seems to be taking ownership of the luxury sportswear space it established many seasons ago, which is now ubiquitous in the style landscape.
Fresh from the Prada Showroom in Milan, take a closer look at Prada’s sportswear for FW18 in the gallery above.
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- Photography: Alec Leach / Highsnobiety.com