Welcome to “Show Notes,” in which FU’s critics offer an unfiltered peek at their musings and notebooks. For an in-depth analysis of the collections, don't miss our forthcoming "Report."
• Miuccia Prada gave us backpacking vagabonds for Spring and Resort
• Of course, because it was her, these men and women were dressed with an underlying electricity—both in color (Her were nomads wore narrow suiting and layered technical outerwear infused with neon. They were adventurers, or maybe migrants, of a very modern mountaineering variety.) and depth of interpretation
• Prints of pineapples, elephants, sombreros, and watermelons appeared on a banana yellow hiking dress, pulling in clichés of the exotic, of interactions with the outside, with characteristic self-aware wit and slyly underlying cultural criticism.
• Overflowing mountaineering backpacks were shown with suit jackets, clutches, and in one case, a pair of pink heels, attached to the back with climbing gear. These voyagers are traveling to the city.
• A sense of earthiness, underlined by granola knits, mixed with neon orange featherlight technical climbing pants.
• Leggings—black, ready for climbing—appeared throughout.
• Concepts of traveling—in the physical and cultural space, as an outsider—swirled as the models made their way up and down the florescent-lit catwalk.
• Dark denim (or so it appeared) suiting with neon orange lining closed the show; the women's options were dressed up with purple satin paneling.
• Nylon—in the backpacks, but also in shirting and crisp jackets—as well as plenty of tech-driven fabrications, suggested looks ripe for the elements.