I visited a friend recently who had fished out some old treasures to display in a pink jewellery display case. Among them was her old Knitting Nancy — something I had loved as a child. This made me jealous I had not hoarded my own Knitting Nancy away once I had moved on to the next 70s craft fad (macrame). This meant I had to get on ebay and find one for myself which was relatively easy to do. It's not as great as having my own original childhood one but she's still pretty cool.
While 1960s comic book heroines featured on bags, coats, cardigans, shirts and dresses for Prada's Spring 2018 collection there's a kind of 1980s subtext here too. With the PRADA font, the colour palette - lots of bright red and electric blue — plus those silhouettes. It's hard then not to think of a 1980s night club when I see this collection — the underground print press with screen printed posters and thus a little bit of punk too. All very pre-Madonna. Yay Prada!