Phyllicia Wang

It was Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons’s first in‐person show since the latter became Co‐Creative Director of Prada and the duo certainly went big, presenting their spring/summer 2022 collection simultaneously in Milan and Shanghai—with clips from one set live‐streamed on the other. The collection itself is a modern study of female sexuality and sensuality, with Prada and Simons tackling the tropes of womanly seduction—distilling them down to their purest forms; dissecting them here, streamlining them there. Soft knits come with built‐in corset boning; dresses have their backs sliced open all the way to the waists; and candy‐coloured sheaths sport ultra‐mini hemlines with trailing trains. That graphic sensibility and proportion play continue down to the shoes. A highlight is the kitten‐height slingback, which reads prim and ladylike on paper but in Prada and Simons’s hands is turned into an exciting—futuristic, almost—statement, thanks to its fluoro orange hue and sculptural cutaway wedge heel.

The slingback is $1,910 and is available at Prada, #01‐01 and #02‐15 ION Orchard (tel: 6509 3113).