About to tee off with its $2 billion-plus initial public offering in Hong Kong, Prada delivered a golf-themed men’s wear collection that — while plenty fun — fell shy of a hole-in-one. Stadium-style lighting illuminated an AstroTurf field, the models weaving through a grid of blue foam cubes that served as seating for the 600 spectators. Before the show, Miuccia Prada said she wanted to deliver a carefree, happy and youthful collection. The Fifties colors, cartoon prints, bedazzled diner shirts and floral golf bags certainly weren’t serious, and seemed aimed squarely at the type of guy who yearns to be snapped by the photo bloggers that coagulate outside fashion shows. Still, the clubhouse theme yielded terrific, trim suits in English checks or classic solids, natty track jackets in suiting fabrics and chunky shoes decked out with neon cleats and kilties. Those are the type of items that makes Prada such a bankable player.

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