For seasons now, it's been a bit of a parlor game connecting the dots between Miuccia Prada's menswear collections (which show first) and the women's (which follow weeks later). It's no fluke that dual fragments pop up here and there, such as wide-neck jackets with halters, a dynamic duo of dickies and bibs, and psychedelic checks and watercolor designs.

Her men's show this week featured a number of stark looks bedazzled in
hard-as-nails studs. One stunner even featured a dotted jacket, pant, shirt and shoes. If Mrs. Prada's hinting at something studded for the ladies for spring --and given her track record, she probably is--count this tough girl in.

A head-to-toe studded look from this week's fall/winter 2009. Photos: SS09, FW08, SS08 menswear: men.style.com; SS08 womens: style.com.

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