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A straightforward description of the warp and weft of Prada’s summer fabrics only partly illuminates what she seemed to be getting at. In basic terms, her collection was constructed within the confines of the silhouettes and items she has long made her own.

Neatly subsumed within that template was a subtle, tangential angle on the spectrum of boho-to-pervy references that have been rising this season.

Those forgiven, the cutting (inside-out seams), the phenomenal piecing of fabric, the appropriation of virginal, Victoriana, hippy-era necklines within curvy dresses, the coat of many patchworked colors: All articulated themes, which, in one way or another, have been rising all over the shows.