In a way, the series certainly define what 1960s was all about — the post-war liberation of the fairer sex; the advancement of popular culture; and the birth of glossy muscle cars.
All these are interpolated with clothes laden in bright graphic prints, harking to the natural beauty of iconic 60s destinations such as the Palm Springs, Miami and Honolulu. Think Marimekko and Lilly Pulitzer.
Yet, the notion of 1960s presented by Miuccia Prada for her namesake label was different than what I may have been accustomed to – either on Mad Men or through whatever that I could find on the Net.
No rounded, voluminous skirts and no bare midriffs. Her take is way more sophisticated with lucid presence of strength, determination, charisma and ardour. At a glance, there’s a subtle hint of homage to the great fashion maestros of the period such as André Couregges and the late Cristobal Balenciaga.