What is the inspiration here???
Honestly; I am left confused, revolted and highly disapointed when looking through this collection. Miuccia Prada is someone I respect immensly but this collection is diabolically. From a design standpoint it is boring and the styling is atrocious! I’m not sure about any style bloggers but I certainly wouldn’t photograph any man on the street dressed like this unless he was rocking some serious attitude with it. Perhaps thats what these clothes are… attitude clothes.
You have just answered your own questions, or rather fashion questions that Miuccia tries to ask. The banality of these clothes is the subject or theme of her collection for this season. Normal/plain looking clothes made from the highest quality material, using the best technique. Take some pieces here and there these clothes can still look great. There are some adventurous men out there who are willing to wear outlandish clothes but in the end these are the kind of clothes that most men will wear anyway. Do you think men will “ruffle” their fashion conventions anytime soon and wear skirt/skort for example? What are you wearing today?
Yes the thought that some sort of misleading trails in fashion design definitely is legitimate. Miuccia, however, has done a lot of experimental works with her fashion for men (peplum, reversed shirts, latex coat etc.) which really do show that she truly is willing to hedge a bet towards ideas and ideals in clothing and not just for money. And which is why she remains relevant and interesting. I always thought that she seems to see an awkward relationship between men and fashion. Unlike some lucky male creatures in the animal world, the human male in the 21st century are mostly going to wear safe, boring looking (practical) clothes.
Everytime I have read this type of comment freshly after a Prada collection, the time proved thery were wrong.
At least regarding how certain ideas that initially looked unedible while in the end they permeated all fashion from street style to top end other fashion houses in the following months.
I think that the layers of ideas and inspiration behind a Prada collection are extremely complex so one can not liquidate it by saying “oh short pants sucks”.
If you don’t apreciate it, ask yourself if you have the intellectual means to do it.
Thanks! I fully agree, it is honestly very boring and is passed off as “amazing” and “directional” just because it comes from one of the most prevalent fashion houses in the world. Recently the womens PRADA collections have outstripped the menswear because Miuccia still does interesting womenswear. I live in hope that next season Ms Prada will have found her mojo again and give us something to crave for.
I hate those short pants. Many of the other pieces are pretty terrific, though, and I like the way they’re put together (e.g. big sweater under classic jacket or coat). The color combinations are interesting. A few of those coats are fabulous–I’m coveting them!
A tad youngish looking. I think it has something to do with the fact that the models used look like they just got out kindergarden. Call me old-fashion but I like to see men, real men (not androgynous boys) on the runways!
Someone wrote : ” normal clothes made of the highiest quality material, using the best technique” has always been the base of elegance.
On the other hand, short pants look O.K on young models but on the man on the street ? Maybe the italian man is daring enough to do it with gusto.
I need to hem all my pant cuffs up a couple of inches or more this season! I like the short, high-water look with the clunky shoes (which I normally don’t like but work well with the short pants). I love all the coats with the colored collars. Prada has mixed exquisite tailoring with more conventional style the “normal” guy would wear. I think it’s a hit!
I like the collection. It’s high-quality basics that every man needs to have in their closet. I like how these pieces are more towards dressing up younger men. I also like the exposed ankle. I know that a little ankle is subtly sexy on a woman, but I did not know it was also sexy on a man as well. It also lets men be more fashionable with their sock collection. However, I do not like the dressy capri pants on men. It’s too weird for me. Shorts? Maybe. Capris? No. But overall, I though it was a fabulous collection.
I guess for many years I have never understood the aesthetic principle at work in Prada. For me it always seemed to reflect those Soviet Union fashions of the 60′s and 70′s that were suppose to represent their imitation of Western fashions and fads. They looked vaguely similar but seemed chunky and ill-fitting, not quite ‘right’. I still haven’t seen enough to change that view. I always feel that Prada is putting on some kind of huge inside joke that none of us want to be aware of.