Silk ensembles, colorful clutch bags and the Italian fashion
house's signature handbags added to the mix.
The luxury goods maker, which has been hard hit by the global
slump in luxury spending, appeared to be counting on color and a
touch of nostalgia to revive its fortunes.
Last month it predicted a return to sales and profit growth next
year, helped by improved sales trends in China, and there was
plenty of variety in veteran designer Miuccia Prada's
Short black and red hot pants were a throwback to the 60s and
70s along with check long-sleeve tops and coats, while
wraparound and pleated skirts, long and short, were completed
with colorful feathers that were also used on the cuffs of
dresses and blouses.
Footwear was decidedly more practical. Apart from a few chunky
heels, models strode the catwalk in flat sandals or kitten
Prada has said it is now trying to turn itself around by putting
out more accessible products and slimming down its extensive
retail network. Milan fashion week continues until Monday. Karl
Lagerfeld's collection for Fendi and creations from Moschino
were also on show on Thursday.
(Editing by Susan Fenton)
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