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 Prada F/W 2018 chrysanthemums (left) & Prada S/S 2014 mens (right)

Prada F/W 2018 chrysanthemums (left) & Prada S/S 2014 mens (right)

Is Miuccia Prada telling us to pull out our circa-2000s Prada garments and give them new life? In what certainly may be an ode to the staying power of a Prada wardrobe, Ms. Prada looked to collections past for inspiration this season. Yes, for Fall/Winter 2018, she delved into her own archives – from the house’s famed rose print from 2005 to the much more recent drawings of artist Christophe Chemin, whose illustrations were center stage for Prada’s Fall/Winter 2016 menswear collection. Here’s a closer peek (with some help from Prada-phile Alexander Fury) at a handful of this season’s looks and where in the Prada universe from which they originate …. 

 Prada F/W 2018 stripes (left) & Prada S/S 1996 (right)

Prada F/W 2018 stripes (left) & Prada S/S 1996 (right)

 Prada F/W 2018 geometric print (left) & Prada S/S 1996 (right)

Prada F/W 2018 geometric print (left) & Prada S/S 1996 (right)

 Prada F/W 2018 geometric print (left) & Prada F/W 1996 (right)

Prada F/W 2018 geometric print (left) & Prada F/W 1996 (right)

 Prada F/W 2018 feathers (left) & Prada S/S 1998 (right)

Prada F/W 2018 feathers (left) & Prada S/S 1998 (right)

 Prada F/W 2018 lipstick (left) & Prada S/S 2000 (right)

Prada F/W 2018 lipstick (left) & Prada S/S 2000 (right)

 Prada F/W 2018 roses (left) & Prada F/W 2005 (right)

Prada F/W 2018 roses (left) & Prada F/W 2005 (right)

 Prada F/W 2018 fish (left) & Prada S/S 2009 (right)

Prada F/W 2018 fish (left) & Prada S/S 2009 (right)

 Prada F/W 2018 bananas (left) & Prada S/S 2011 (right)

Prada F/W 2018 bananas (left) & Prada S/S 2011 (right)

 Prada F/W 2018 flames (left) & Prada S/S 2012 (right)

Prada F/W 2018 flames (left) & Prada S/S 2012 (right)

 Prada F/W 2018 hula girls (left) & Prada S/S 2014 mens (right)

Prada F/W 2018 hula girls (left) & Prada S/S 2014 mens (right)

 Prada F/W 2018 Christophe Chemin print (left) & Prada F/W 2016 mens (right) 

Prada F/W 2018 Christophe Chemin print (left) & Prada F/W 2016 mens (right)