by Alexander Fury .

Milan Fashion Week: Prada Re-See

The lure of the Milanese showrooms is simple: you're probably not likely to see any Italian collection in its entirety anywhere else, and certainly not from a name like Prada, so editorially in-demand are these S/S 2011 sample garments. I've jokily christened this collection 'Chiquita Banana', and I think the tag fits well, as it seems as if Miuccia Prada's excursion this season was in a decidedly light-hearted mood. The whole collection, it transpires, is in cotton of varying weights and weaves and the simplicity of the fabric makes the ultra-bright colours and vibrant prints pop. The accessories too are primarily in cotton, mixed with leather - those oversized signature Prada buckles were actually stitched calfskin, the bags fastening with a handy magnetic closure. And of course, I couldn't ignore the those fabulous faux-made-real fur stoles in Pantone shades.