“It’s a history of women—a collage of women,” said Miuccia Prada after her Fall show. “When she’s happy, unhappy, beautiful, horrible…we need to understand who we are now.” That understanding can only come from a journey, a journey on which Prada's woman embarked this season. Armed with sailor hats (a “symbol of feminism), necklaces, bags, and belts adorned with trinkets, like heart-shaped padlocks, embellished pouches, or beetles, the latter of which represent “empowerment,” this woman, whether wearing a distressed leather and fur coat, lace-up boots, a quilted anorak, a floral embroidered dress, or a binding corset, was ready to take on the elements and any demons in her path. At times, she looked like a post-apocalyptic warrior. At others, she seemed a 1940s heroine. Prada used words throughout this collection, specifically the revised names of months and seasons proposed during the French Revolution. Asked whether this was a comment on fashion’s confused schedule or trans-seasonal clothing, Prada replied, “It’s embracing life.” Indeed, that’s the uniting characteristic of all Prada's women. Vive la Prada.