MILAN — Miuccia Prada, who launched the trend for eccentric femininity that has ruled the runways for several seasons now, went in a new direction this time. Her terrific spring collection for Prada, in fact, was full of tailored, even sporty looks, along with others that were more embellished, featuring, for example, embroidery and appliqué. Here, her playful shift with an appliquéd parrot, part of a bird motif in the line. For more on the shows, see the reviews.

This story first appeared in the September 30, 2004 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.