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Prada's Resort 2016 Girl Is Quirky and Rumpled

The brand showed its women's resort collection alongside its men's spring offering in Milan.
A look from Prada (not Coach)'s resort 2016 collection. Photo: Imaxtree

A look from Prada (not Coach)'s resort 2016 collection. Photo: Imaxtree

For the past several seasons, Miuccia Prada has used men's fashion week in Milan to voice her belief that men's and women's fashion need not be shown separately. "It is more today. Otherwise it looks like we are in classes, in the time of my grandfather, women divided from men," she told The Telegraph last year. Once again, Prada peppered her men's spring 2016 show on Sunday with looks from her women's resort 2016 collection.

It's a natural combination. Why force buyers and editors to view these collections separately when they're typically presented around the same time?

While the womenswear was pretty feminine — think '60s-inspired skirts, sweaters and knee socks with quirky cars, rockets and bunnies printed onto them — there was a non-precious feel to the styling that complimented the men's looks. Cardigans hung haphazardly over partly-buttoned shirts, and rumpled sweaters were tucked into print-blocked skirts. There were also pairs of scrunched up socks worn on top of one another.

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For both men and women, there was an emphasis on sweaters. One in particular (pictured above) reminded me a lot of Coach's now-ubiquitous Apollo sweater. Prada's has a similar commercial appeal. Hopefully they can help boost the company's dismal profits.

The ultra short-shorts for men, however, may be a harder sell. Browse the full collection below.