2009 Fall Milan Fashion Week: Prada

Every once in a season, a house returns to its roots. Miuccia didn't deliver a high level of experimentation with Fall, but she did deliver some strong outerwear, lovable paillette-induced pieces, and a trend-free austere collection of clothes. Check out the thigh-high Wellies, perfect for a hard day's night. Fabrics were stiff — some brocades and woolies that smell of grandma's house — and leathers were thick and sculptured. Almost everything was cinched with masculine leather skinny belts. However, while things appear so serious, deep-v cuts, short shorts, and bare arms revealed sultry skin. It's always a play of contradictions at Prada.

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