Fall Fashion Preview

Welcome to the Prada funhouse: Crazy colorful fall collection delights

Welcome to the Prada funhouse: Colorful fall collection delights

Prada fall 2015 collection
A futuristic Pee-wee's Playhouse? Photo courtesy of Prada
Prada fall 2015 collection
The Prada fall 2015 collection includes pastel dresses in odd shapes. Photo courtesy of Prada
Prada fall 2015 collection
The final runway walk at the Prada fall runway show was a kaleidoscope of color. Photo courtesy of Prada
Prada fall 2015 collection
A combination of colors in the Prada fall runway show. Photo courtesy of Prada
Prada fall 2015 collection
A Prada pantsuit in a chartreuse shade. Photo courtesy of Prada
Prada fall 2015 collection
Textured prints were also on display in the Prada fall collection. Photo courtesy of Prada
Prada fall 2015 collection
Long gloves in a variety of shades are also part of the Prada look for fall. Photo courtesy of Prada
Prada fall 2015 collection
Charcoal and gray dress from the Prada collection has more of a traditional fall feel. Photo courtesy of Prada
Prada fall 2015 collection
Pink isn't usually thought of as a fall color, but Prada believes otherwise. Photo courtesy of Prada
Prada fall 2015 collection
A variety of handbags on display during the final runway walk at the Prada show. Photo courtesy of Prada
Prada fall 2015 collection
Prada combines a lot of colors for fall. Photo courtesy of Prada
Prada fall 2015 collection
Prada fall 2015 collection
Prada fall 2015 collection
Prada fall 2015 collection
Prada fall 2015 collection
Prada fall 2015 collection
Prada fall 2015 collection
Prada fall 2015 collection
Prada fall 2015 collection
Prada fall 2015 collection
Prada fall 2015 collection

Miuccia Prada never fails to surprise and entertain. While American designers were showing bundled-up looks in muted fall colors on the runways of New York Fashion Week, the Prada fall 2015 collection, unveiled in Milan on Thursday, was a riot of pastel shades in foam jersey neoprene-like shapes and bright tweeds.

Models wore colorful gloves that reached way above the elbows, and their hair was piled atop their heads in pony tails, with floral hair clips.

"From dress coats to low 'v' backless tops to strappy dresses, the silhouette felt like a futuristic take on the 1960s, thanks in part to the use of a fabric that Mrs. Prada afterwards described as a 'type of jersey,' which gave the clothes a flat Jetsons texture," said The Guardian of London.

The set had a Pee-wee's Playhouse-kind of look, with rooms in green and pink, accented with corrugated steel and mesh ceilings, so you could see the building's innards. Call it the Prada Funhouse.

Prada almost always sets fashion trends, so expect to see a heightened femininity for fall. And observers noted, with handbags in a variety of shapes, costume jewelry galore, and a modified two-toned Mary Jane shoe with a chunky heel and double straps, there's plenty besides clothing for shoppers to like in this attention-grabbing collection.