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Prada Fall 2023 Milan Fashion Week Review: Formal Meets Uniform Dressing

For fall 2023, many of the Prada runway models came in matching looks, ready for an impromptu game of “spot the difference.”

This wouldn’t be the first time Raf Simons and Miuccia Prada played with the idea of doubles at the Italian fashion house; the brand’s spring 2022 collection was presented simultaneously in Milan and Shanghai, requiring that every look be created in duplicates.

But the idea behind fall 2023 is less identical twin, more fraternal twin. Pairs of looks followed each other down the runway, with slight tweaks between the two, like the opening duo: Each featured a white skirt and a crewneck sweater, but the colors of the sweaters and the embellishments on the skirts differed. Later, two takes on a ribbed knit and high-waisted work pant walked, one in a yellow-and-lilac combo, the other mint-and-peach. (And speaking of pants: If any brand can get the fashion crowd back in a slim leg, it’s Prada. The pleated styles cropped at the ankle felt both like a callback to a more prim era in fashion and a fresh, new silhouette after several seasons dominated by wide-leg styles.)

Doubling down on ideas in this way allows each individual design choice to really shine, like the perfectly placed pockets and voluminously cut backs on a series of cape-like jackets. Each evening dress had its own train and specially placed folds and ruches, gathering the fabric away from the neckline or hitching it around the hips.

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A new examination of uniform dressing has quickly becoming a theme out of Milan—we saw it with Fendi’s fall 2023 collection, too: whether the starch whites of a nurse’s uniform, the muted neutral tones of army

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Dua Lipa Wore A Lace Dress & Exposed Thong At Milan Fashion Week

Understatement of the century: Dua Lipa is no stranger to risqué looks. She’s donned several variations of the naked dress and is particularly fond of the visible thong trend — so much so that she’s earned the moniker “queen of the exposed thong.” While in Milan for Fashion Week, the “Levitating” singer found a way to wear all her favorite looks in one fell swoop, donning a see-through lace gown that exposed her undies.

On Thursday afternoon, Lipa sat front row at GCDS in a sheer ensemble — a maxi dress-jumpsuit hybrid. The unique design featured flared pants webbed in the middle, an open back, and built-in, four-finger gloves. The lingerie-inspired outfit — which was fully see-through, save for the floral lace detailing — bared her black undergarments. Her matching bra and thong became the focal point of Lipa’s daring ensemble.

Giving the underwear-as-an-accessory look a touch of whimsy, Lipa carried a shiny, cherry red, heart-shaped bag. She clutched the silver chain with matching crimson-hued nails, giving the moody look a burst of vibrant color. On her feet, the chart-topping singer wore towering platforms in black satin.

Keeping the rest of her look sleek and highly polished, Lipa finalized the sultry aesthetic a subtle smokey eye and pin-straight glass hair.

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Earlier that day, Lipa was spotted in an entirely different ensemble. She took a boxy blazer for a spin to attend the Prada show (sans pants), pairing it with loafers, tights, and a ‘70s-inspired button-up.

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