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Models present creations at the Prada fashion show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 in Milan, Italy, September 22, 2016. — AFP picModels present creations at the Prada fashion show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 in Milan, Italy, September 22, 2016. — AFP picMILAN, Sept 23 — Retro trenchcoats, feathered cuffs and brightly coloured patterns hinting at the 1960s and 70s were among the highlights of Prada’s spring/summer women’s wear collection in Milan yesterday.

Silk ensembles, colourful clutch bags and the Italian fashion house’s signature handbags added to the mix.

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  • A model presents creations at the Prada fashion show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 in Milan, Italy, September 22, 2016. — Reuters pic

  • A model presents creations at the Prada fashion show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 in Milan, Italy, September 22, 2016. — Reuters pic

  • Models present creations at the Prada fashion show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 in Milan, Italy, September 22, 2016. — Reuters pic

  • A model presents creations at the Prada fashion show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 in Milan, Italy, September 22, 2016. — Reuters pic

  • A model presents creations at the Prada fashion show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 in Milan, Italy, September 22, 2016. — Reuters pic

  • A model presents creations at the Prada fashion show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 in Milan, Italy, September 22, 2016. — Reuters pic

  • Models present creations at the Prada fashion show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 in Milan, Italy, September 22, 2016. — Reuters pic

  • A model presents creations at the Prada fashion show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 in Milan, Italy, September 22, 2016. — Reuters pic

  • A model presents creations at the Prada fashion show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 in Milan, Italy, September 22, 2016. — Reuters pic

  • Italian designer Miuccia Prada acknowledges applause from the audience at the end of the Prada fashion show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 in Milan, Italy, September 22, 2016. — Reuters pic

The luxury goods maker, which has been hard hit by the global slump in luxury spending, appeared to be counting on colour and a touch of nostalgia to revive its fortunes.

Last month it predicted a return to sales and profit growth next year, helped by improved sales trends in China, and there was plenty of variety in veteran designer Miuccia Prada’s collection.

A model presents a creation at the Prada fashion show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 in Milan, Italy, September 22, 2016. — Reuters picA model presents a creation at the Prada fashion show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 in Milan, Italy, September 22, 2016. — Reuters picShort black and red hot pants were a throwback to the 60s and 70s along with check long-sleeve tops and coats, while wraparound and pleated skirts, long and short, were completed with colourful feathers that were also used on the cuffs of dresses and blouses.

Footwear was decidedly more practical. Apart from a few chunky heels, models strode the catwalk in flat sandals or kitten heels.

Italian designer Miuccia Prada greets the audience at the end of the show for fashion house Prada during the Women’s Spring/Summer 2017 collections shows at Milan Fashion Week on September 22, 2016 in Milan. — AFP picItalian designer Miuccia Prada greets the audience at the end of the show for fashion house Prada during the Women’s Spring/Summer 2017 collections shows at Milan Fashion Week on September 22, 2016 in Milan. — AFP picPrada has said it is now trying to turn itself around by putting out more accessible products and slimming down its extensive retail network.

Milan fashion week continues until Monday. Karl Lagerfeld’s collection for Fendi and creations from Moschino were also on show yesterday. — Reuters

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