Prada S/S 2022 Showed Simultaneously in Milan and Shanghai

Red reigns supreme for this collection of bags

On Friday, Prada Spring/Summer 2022 ready-to-wear collection was showcased in a way that was a fashion history first. At the exact same time, a show in Prada’s hometown of Milan commenced while another catwalk show with the exact same looks and timing happened in Shanghai. This concurrent fashion show that spanned two cities was intended to show the possibilities of the world we live in now, one that allows for a global sharing – not just of imagery, but of a physical event that somehow melds and brings different people from across the world together.

At the Fondazione Prada in Milan, the show space was sleek and open with gray seats scattered which had screens that showed the simultaneous Shanghai show being live-streamed. The difference was only the models, but aside from that, matching looks were shown at the same time with two shows happening together, demonstrating a new possibility of a worldwide fashion community.

As for the collection itself, co-creative directors Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons had a theme: seduction stripped down. The ideas of seduction and self-expression through clothing played a central role. The ready-to-wear ranged from mini skirts (be ready, it has been seen across all brands for Spring/Summer 2022) to traced outlines on dresses and tops. Peeks of the bones of a corset and curves of a brassiere were spotted as well, highlighting the beauty of architecture that goes into Prada’s clothing. There was a simplicity and elegance in it all, one that translated from refined evening wear to wearable daily items.

The Prada Cleo continues to be a cornerstone for the House and for Spring/Summer 2022 the overarching color for the bags is a true red. The color denotes seductiveness and boldness which pairs with the theme of the collection. Prada plays with the idea of historical designs being modernized, but still retaining their core elements. There’s an easiness to what Prada creates and this collection of bags showcases handbag silhouettes that are fresh and appealing yet classic in theory. A clean and structured East/West bag with an adjustable shoulder strap, a structured tote with a zip closure top, a compact flap bag, and the Cleo rounded out the bag offerings which are all crafted from spazzolato leather. The tote is the noteworthy new style for SS22, which comes in two sizes. The shape offers a boxy and practical take on the everyday tote, with a full zip closure and I am sure ample interior compartments and organization. The dual shows were a way to show a dialogue across continents and the collection was fresh and charming.


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  1. psny15 Avatar

    Love love love Prada

    1. Penelope Sullivan Avatar
      Penelope Sullivan

      Me Too!

  2. Sandy Avatar

    Wow! That is a truly great red! Bags that I thought a bit boring are revived with that red!

    1. Candee Avatar

      The red is beautiful; it reminds me of Louboutin red bottoms.

      1. Martha Avatar

        Love RED!

  3. Adele Avatar

    I love the way you’ve put the pictures side by side. So cool that they ran the event simultaneously.

    1. Sss Sss Avatar
      Sss Sss

      These pic were taken from Vogue runway

      1. Vlad Dusil Avatar
        Vlad Dusil

        Actually, they were sent to us by Prada Corporate. I am guessing they have a content agreement with Vogue.

  4. Janine Avatar

    I freaking love this approach and the meaning behind it! Bravo Prada for being so fashion-forward in every possible way 😉
    xx Janine

  5. Leonor Avatar

    The Carolyn bag is named for Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, she wore that exact same bag in the late nineties. I’m a a big fan of her style and identified the bag right away!!!

    1. Vlad Dusil Avatar
      Vlad Dusil

      Great eye Leonor!

      1. Leonor Avatar


  6. RePlady Avatar

    Loud NO on the droopy boob shirt, but these bags are classic and beautiful.

  7. Ztak Avatar

    What is the name of the red tote bag?

    1. Lilkitty21 Avatar

      Any idea where I could buy the Carolyn bag in black? Thanks

      1. Vlad Dusil Avatar
        Vlad Dusil

        I do not think it’s available in retail yet. I’m sure we’ll feature it on PB once available.