Miuccia Prada played a tug of war between rich and poor and old and new at her breathtaking spring/summer show. The dichotomy was played out on uniform-like dresses, top-stitched in white, or richly brocaded circle skirts crafted by top Italian artisans. Silk shirts with raw edges peeped out from sturdy coats for a feminine/masculine contrast, although there was not a pair of trousers in sight. "Bronze studded platform clogs were the pick of the moment with models towering over the lilac sand dunes," said Harrods' womenswear director Helen David of the footwear, which was teamed with knee-high embroidered stockings.
Who we saw: Prada uber-fan Giovanna Battaglia
What they wore: A yellow and grey knit, white miniskirt and trainers
In a nutshell: Two-faced fashion at its best
See the Prada Autumn Winter 2014 show