Prada’s cotton canvas clutch.
Prada’s cotton canvas clutch.

Speaking before her spring show, Miuccia Prada admitted that she had grown tired of all the minimalism in fashion; what interested her, she said, was an exaggerated simplicity. Prada’s collection offered a riot of color and graphics—amped-up awning stripes together with baroque motifs like monkeys and cherubs. It conveyed a playful, optimistic spirit that, judging from the prodigious number of linear prints that came down other runways, was downright contagious. Just turn the page to see what we mean.