The Prada show is always a hot topic of debate.
Some love it, some loathe it, some need to digest what they've seen for a while before deciding, others have already put their names on the waiting list. It is one of the only shows however, that we're still debating several hours later over a glass of wine in the hotel bar.
Miuccia Prada's autumn winter 2011 collection played things unusually safe. Often the lone voice championing a trend, this season she cemented the beginnings of a 60s trend we'd seen elsewhere. Granted though she did it much better; Spongy wool dresses in A-line shapes with big round buttons and drop waist belts came either in block colours of black, cream and red, or in overblown check or Mondrian print. A wide variety of the same style of coats followed suit with huge green fur collars or plain.
Perspex paillette's then came scattered across dresses and coats giving a futuristic edge to the swinging 60s look, especially when teamed with the snake, fur or perspex skull caps. Again there were no trousers and knee-high boots ruled in python or Mary-Jane and suede styles.
After such a different collection last season this will disappoint fashion's cult chasers. But for most those cult pieces were bloomin' hard to wear. Here, there are a plethora of options.