Cathy Horyn's take:
Miuccia Prada seemed off her game this season. In her show on Tuesday, it was plain she wanted to take a more hard-core approach to dressing, banishing the girlish, cottony dresses of spring and replacing them with dark-gray knit minidresses and slouchy wool and nylon parkas inspired (it seemed) by the urban world of rap music. There were a lot of things to like in the collection: namely the helter-skelter toughness of coats with a strip of fur up the back or over the pockets, the bustier tops in gray flannel worn with loose, boyish trousers, and a silver-sequined bustier, worn with brown taffeta shorts, that had a black, boned lingerie back.Unfortunately the murky layers, and the metropolis backdrop, came too close to Marc Jacobs recent show, and the raw-looking fur recalled early Helmut Lang. (NYTimes/Fashionspot)
1. I bet Miuccia was listening to Jay Z.
2. The interest and extra fabric at the hips was jarring to see. Then I remembered the fuss made when Vivienne Westwood had the collection that focused on the derriere. It was innovative and years before its time.
3. Does it seem like Santino is predicting every trend in high fashion and ice skating costumes? It is like he is a fashion Nostradamus.
4. There were no coats to love and covet. There are always Prada coats to covet.