Sunday, June 20, 2010

Top Looks….Prada, Milano

This is easily one of the best Prada men’s collections I’ve seen in a while. Gone are the sometimes over-the-top design details replaced by a very desirable collection based on color and proportion.

I think one of the few positives of this economic turbulence has been a shift away from designers trying to seduce us into what they think we need and instead offering clothes that we simply want to wear.

I’m showing more images from the runway this season (so far, anyway) because I’m actually seeing lots to love. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this will continue in Paris.

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  1. Ivan

    June 20, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    the prada always innovating quietly, I love the cool style and simple but sophisticated…

  2. fashion blah blah

    June 20, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    absolutely stunning. Love the colours, love the boatneck jumpers over the shirts, love the cargo shapes…love everything. Thanks Scott.

  3. Sena

    June 20, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    great shoes !! like them ! =)

  4. SarahPeslar

    June 20, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    The bottom picture with that amazing sweater just inspired me on a whole new level!

  5. KC

    June 20, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    i'm feeling this. especially the boatneck sweater. this, i have to say, is a smart collection.

  6. Victoria and Danni

    June 20, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    colors seem to be THE trend for men this season. As exemplified by these shots, and the Jil Sanders show.

    Love everything!!

  7. Visual by Eveline L.

    June 20, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Those denim shorts are absolutely hideous and terribly cool at the same time

  8. San

    June 20, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    The first style is fabulous except for the shoes.

    I can't say that I like the rest. Mostly because I don't like wide mens shorts and especially not with those legs. Those boys certainly don' have the legs to wear this kind of shorts.

    But I agree with you on the more wearable clothes.

    Great pictures, thanks for sharing.

  9. M

    June 20, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    great colors, clean aesthetic, especially keen on the shoes, it all works beautifully

  10. SabinePsynopsis

    June 20, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Very promising. Makes me all the more excited about the women's collection.

  11. Anonymous

    June 20, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    The clothes certainly do look interesting- the blazer is eye-catching but the men on the runway are looking a tad underweight, no?

  12. leather lace blog

    June 20, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    love the simplicity and tailoring of the first look

  13. Philip

    June 20, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Those shorts are going to make anybody's legs, even the strongest of rugby players, looks like chicken legs… Other than that aesthetic issue they are cool.

  14. Cara

    June 20, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    The shoes are amazing.

  15. kelly frances

    June 20, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    i really like the bottom picture!!


  16. Bonnie Leclerc

    June 20, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    I hate it, especially the over-the-collar sweaters and the ample shorts. Sorry.

  17. Haley

    June 20, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    I'm so happy to see that men's fashion is so experimental for this season. This season is breaking free from neutral slacks and jackets and embracing some new colors and shapes! I'd love to see how those shorts would be worn on the street.

  18. adam

    June 20, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    top half of the models look nice–proportion, etc. however, not so much on the skorts and clunky shoes.


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    June 20, 2010 at 8:50 pm

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  20. Anonymous

    June 20, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    I have been with you from the start, proudly, and finally want to say that you should change your title from sartorialist to fashionalist. The difference does not matter to some, but i know you know the distinction. Sorry, it's how i feel.

  21. bubblistyle

    June 20, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Yes, I agree. I think the sweaters, suits and jackets look amazing, but ehh.. not quite sure about the shorts and shoes.

  22. Anonymous

    June 20, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    That denim skort or is it Raver pants/Jenko Jeans cut offs is ridiculous -in a really bad way.

  23. Chloe

    June 20, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    I liked the collection, but I'm not digging the GIANT baggy shorts with raw edges.

  24. Nicole + World

    June 20, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Loving the neckline shapes and details.

  25. Marg

    June 20, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    I find the shorts interesting. I'm growing to like them.

  26. Viagens da Paulete

    June 20, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    These shoes look like the ones from the mens that take people for a ride in a basket in Madeira Island, Portugal!!!

  27. Anonymous

    June 20, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Shorts = atrocity.

  28. Tangent Mag

    June 20, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Tangent loves that there is some color in this years mens fashion week!

    Love the shoes too.

  29. corve

    June 20, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    It was the best colection season hands down

    Beats out D&G and CK

    As I was going through the photos I loved it

  30. Nadine2point0

    June 20, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    A little scared by those denim shorts…otherwise pretty cool. Love the fit of that first set of trousers!

  31. livagostino

    June 20, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Very sharp! And I'm loving those wide-legged shorts!

  32. Anonymous

    June 20, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Top half is excellent but the wide leg shorts? … totalmente assurdi e no per me grazie!
    Bottega Veneta;
    Rich colour pallet and alluring details enough to please both sides of the fence (you know what I mean) … che stile!

    Grazie mille Scott … when are you back in Melbourne?

  33. Anonymous

    June 21, 2010 at 12:51 am

    although designers are simplifying their lines, do you think the price tag will entice buyers to pay the "high end price" for simplified goods?

  34. Z Fashion Blog

    June 21, 2010 at 12:56 am

    I was actually a bit dissapointed in the Prada show..
    2010 was much nicer.

  35. kathrynnova

    June 21, 2010 at 2:00 am

    there is a simplicity running around now that we've been missing for years. while i will always enjoy the over-the-top, stretch-your-imagination kind of clothes, i will never tire of enjoying something truly wearable and simply stylish and i'm glad it is back (for women and for men).

  36. Eilish

    June 21, 2010 at 2:03 am

    Love the shapes and colors :) wide-legged shorts.. I love them !

  37. MMM

    June 21, 2010 at 2:13 am

  38. Kazuko

    June 21, 2010 at 2:24 am

    perfection by prada. i just love every single thing. want it all – for myself! :)

  39. Star

    June 21, 2010 at 2:42 am

    AMEN and AMEN, again, to wearable clothes on the catwalk…don't like those too baggy shorts, though, nor the rainbow colors on the shoulders of the last sweater…they didn't get the contrast with the dark body of the sweater just right, I think. Gorgeous photos, as usual, and today is dawning much lovelier in Milan; thank goodness you'll be able to enjoy this beautiful city this time without the rain too typical of fashion show periods.

  40. Liya

    June 21, 2010 at 2:54 am

    i often think (including right now as i am reading your post) that men's fashion is becoming just as exciting if not more exciting than women's… i see some things and wish i were a man so i could wear them

  41. heidihemno

    June 21, 2010 at 3:15 am

    It's just so elegant and wearable, wish I was a guy..
    I would love a pair of those wide shorts! Jalous! ;)

  42. Ros

    June 21, 2010 at 4:12 am

    Love those shoes!

  43. CLAUDIA C.

    June 21, 2010 at 4:28 am

    I really love Prada's colors…

  44. fabio

    June 21, 2010 at 4:51 am

    Prada is great but…

    Don't forget what "we" are really interested to see by you is your vision of the outside of the shows.


    June 21, 2010 at 4:57 am

    The best…as usual!!

  46. Lisa Petrarca

    June 21, 2010 at 5:08 am

    I'm with you Scott…love the everyday stylish wear of this collection. Those shoes are too cool!

    Guess that is one of the only advantages of the recession.

  47. Elena Vasilieva

    June 21, 2010 at 5:35 am

    great look, loving the elegance of it. fabulous

  48. Jan van der Walden

    June 21, 2010 at 5:57 am

    Wow, thank you for this insight! I can see quite lot of wearable designs.
    How to refer to one photo, when there are so many in one post? Maybe a short description (or number) for each photo would help…

    I like this one:

  49. Klumboy

    June 21, 2010 at 6:08 am

    love the colorful sweater !

  50. Ramin

    June 21, 2010 at 6:46 am

    I dont like the shorts nor the shoes, I like the first sweater though.

  51. proletarian Great Gatsby

    June 21, 2010 at 7:44 am

    It was time to see men in colors.Thanks.And ohhh all those fantastic blues declination!

  52. Anonymous

    June 21, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Lose some of the simplicity of the looks. I like it when people wear the clothing, not the clothing wear the people. But the shorts? Sorry, those proportions just remind me of women's culottes. Not flattering at all on models with great imagine them on the usual person wearing them.

  53. Becca

    June 21, 2010 at 8:07 am

    the most amazing piece of this collection are definitely the shoes.

  54. Román Iglesias

    June 21, 2010 at 8:29 am

    I love shoes but better for winter think so

  55. Anonymous

    June 21, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Awesome shoes!

  56. Signe

    June 21, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Interesting shorts, I wonder what Magdalena Ribbing (Sweden's expert on clothes etiquette etc. would say about these: she feels shorts should never be worn
    1. at work
    2. at a restaurant
    3. at a grocery store out of consideration for ones fellow citizens.
    Something along the lines of these are the wide, many-pocketed jeans-skirts that one sometimes sees on (avant garde?)carpenters here in Sweden.

  57. joshylola

    June 21, 2010 at 9:47 am

    I love orange and camel :-D

  58. Valentine

    June 21, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Funny shoes !
    -the diary of a belgian stylist-

  59. Anonymous

    June 21, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Don't love the wide shorts that look like skirts. But love the boatneck sweater in the last Prada photo.

  60. Hausi

    June 21, 2010 at 10:01 am

    It is always amazing how fast men are satisfied with simple style.

  61. the coolbirth kid

    June 21, 2010 at 10:03 am

    i love the boatnecks for men!
    so glad to see them on the runway,
    hopefully next on the street!

  62. Peachy

    June 21, 2010 at 10:07 am

    I'm not normally big into menswear, but I love this line. The outfit in the first picture is especially cute.

  63. The Boy From Newcastle

    June 21, 2010 at 10:41 am

    The first picture looks like the model is gliding.


  64. the nickel fit

    June 21, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    always been a fan of prada's higher jacket cuts. agreed on how a little understatement compared to past years goes a long way.

  65. Maowel

    June 21, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    I so totally agree with you, Scott. Watching the show last night I was absolutely in awe how much those clothes were altogether wearable, simple, modern, easily understandable and yet innovative. In fact I cannot wait until this collection goes in stores: rarely have I felt I could identify so much with the style of a designer without having the impression of going a little over the top. Thanks for posting and pointing out to Miuccia's formidable achievement. :)

  66. 82Brute

    June 21, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    The shoes! The SHOES!!! The world is going to become immediately obsessed with them. The shorts are an interesting idea, but look a bit too much like a mom skirt in denim. The colors are paired in a really exciting way, but as you say, very wearable. Hooray!


    June 21, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Very simple and gorgeous clothes! Really like them, i love your blog by the way bieing following for a while.
    Regards from London

  68. Anonymous

    June 21, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    i hope PRADA makes the wide shorts and cool shoes for the girls to!!!! I bet Marc Jacobs would wear those shorts in a flash!!!

  69. Prutha

    June 21, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    loving the shoes!!

  70. SwanDiamondRose

    June 21, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    i love the oversize denim shorts outfit.

  71. David

    June 21, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Clothes that we simply want to wear? Really?? Who does actually want to wear those ridiculously wide bermudas?

  72. Herzog

    June 21, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Booooring… Or is it just me?

    I would expect something edgier and more elegant from Prada. If these clothes were on sale at J. Crew, no one would bat an eye.

  73. guto

    June 21, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    loving the first look…

  74. Moonlight

    June 22, 2010 at 7:19 am

    I like it. It is simple, but you can tell the clothes are very well-made. I'm not a fan of shorts, on men or women, because somehow it always looks a little cheap. But here it looks very tailored, and the colors kept it from being too tame.

  75. 82Brute

    June 22, 2010 at 8:03 am

    The shorts remind me of the special uniform that Shintaido masters wear. I always thought they'd make an interesting fashion statement.
    It's a fabulous idea for the runway. I don't know if they'll catch on, but thy just might given the current passion for gigantically long sports shorts.

  76. Anonymous

    June 22, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Lots to love. I wish designers would start to think along the same vein for women.
    I'm always searching for beautiful, well proportioned basics such as these (in these gorgeous stormy palettes) and, boy, what a rare find they are. It's just starting to creep into the industry with "boyfriend pants" "boyfriend sweaters" etc., but I feel there is a serious lag, still.
    The most inspirational of your posts for day to day style are often the menswear or menswear-inspired looks. I hope there are designers out there listening (and looking!)

  77. Anonymous

    June 22, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    I like the first look, the rest is bullshit. Maybe I just don't 'get it', but the majority runway fashion consists of stuff that no one would ever wear on a daily basis.

  78. Megan

    June 22, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    I love Prada going to a more comfortable low key look while still remaining classic. The only qualm is I detest the big shorts. They seem to be too over the top and I would not want to see my man wearing them.

  79. Kar

    June 22, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Today on "Sprocket," we dance. (cue Kraftwerk)

  80. Anonymous

    June 22, 2010 at 5:33 pm


  81. Quincey

    June 22, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    I have never been so excited about collections before. Prada and Bottega Veneta made me literally scream for joy!

    I just love an elegant neckline. However, most are too feminine or conservative for me. I am a masculine man. Boatnecks are so rare in menswear despite. Oh, I just am touched. BV's high concept sportwear that looks like it could even be used for sports and endure it all. The folding of the neckline to the side seams and you know those zippers work all the way through. YEA!!! All around, yea!

  82. ridwan

    June 22, 2010 at 8:41 pm

  83. Ian

    June 22, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Very unisex/androgynous. I can easily picture women in this collection. The shorts made me laugh in a good way;with delight. I love it when someone opts to contradict a trend, such as skinny everything. But I do see the point of other comments about Skorts and Culottes. The 1st pic being skinny everything, is my least favorite look because of it. Ho-hum, it's been done. Love the shoes though!

  84. FledglingStyle

    June 23, 2010 at 1:37 am

    I have to say most of these selections seem wearable and good choices but what is with these shorts?

    They seem buffoonish in proportion and styling… Certainly not my taste.

  85. Anonymous

    June 23, 2010 at 5:23 am

    Skinny clothes is one thing but why are the men models so thin!? As a woman I don't get it. Why would a grown man want to identify with tiny boys?

  86. Hugo Hase

    June 23, 2010 at 7:33 am

    Don't know what Miuccia thought when designing that chunky shoes… big dislike!
    But the shorts are great – creating a silhouette that seems very new and innovative – just what Prada is all about, always.

  87. jools

    June 23, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Am I the only one who is reminded of germany in the 30s and 40s? the haircut, truly awful!

  88. Anonymous

    June 23, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    am i right to think – only skinny blokes can get away with shorts like these? any thoughts…

  89. EliseT

    June 23, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Love it – first picture has all GREAT clothes. Not to mention the shoes in all of them…

  90. Anonymous

    June 23, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    I can't quite tell, but is the first model wearing dark navy, charcoal, and dark brown shoes? I think they did that just to prove they could make it work. Also, there is something futuristic about this collection to me, and all the looks fit perfectly in the same era. These clothes are clean and precise and I don't think they would look half as sleek on overly muscular men.

  91. Anonymous

    June 23, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    I never thought I'd say this, but I'm kinda digging the skorts.

  92. Yellow Penguin

    June 23, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Prada with their bold collection. Love it! Great photos.

  93. Anonymous

    June 23, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    so wrinkles are in this season? Only on the garments though, apparently.

  94. Blaise

    June 24, 2010 at 12:08 am

    This is a Men's collection, but even I, as a woman, am drawn to wear such fabulous men's wear! Great collection indeed.

  95. Liz S

    June 24, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Love the extra wide shorts–although the denim ones may be a little too bulgey at the front. Love the slimline look in the first photo with the platform shoes. And that striped jumper is divine especially on that lighter coloured model.

  96. Hugo Hase

    June 24, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    You have to be slender and scrawny with almost no muscles to wear those clothes. That's for sure! But then they will look fabulous!

  97. Anonymous

    June 24, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Skinny on top, very baggy on the bottom. A normally proportioned guy, not to mention a muscular or fat one, would find it difficult to maintain the proportions of the clothes.

    Nevertheless, I like the look, especially the first one, which does seem futuristic (as someone else said) to me.

  98. duane

    June 25, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Prada hardly ever does wrong in my eyes. The orange blazer outfit is my favourite.

  99. Marta

    June 25, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    I really dont like the shoes in these ensembles! Rather off-puting. Online Credit Score

  100. hadar

    June 29, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    anybody knows where I can find those kind of shoes? even a search word or something, because I really like them and don't know what is the name of this style.

  101. Eudald

    June 30, 2010 at 7:45 am


  102. Tom

    July 1, 2010 at 7:38 am

    I like the baggy legs on the Bermudas. I'll be visiting the Prada stores for these, they'll fit my rugby player's thighs, finally!

  103. J.B.P.

    July 4, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    A fantastic show. Great combination of tight and loose fitting clothing.

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    July 4, 2010 at 4:17 pm

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    July 5, 2010 at 5:42 pm

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  107. Anti Aging

    July 8, 2010 at 11:07 am

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  108. Jas Rewkiewicz

    July 10, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    When and where can we buy those shoes?

  109. Anonymous

    July 10, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Horrible shorts, the kind that can only be worn on a runway…

  110. Anonymous

    July 26, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    The wide-legged shorts have the effect of a skirt, especially from a profile view. Are we one step closer to skirts for men, then?

  111. Thomas

    September 1, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Love the shoes…

  112. Thomas

    September 1, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Love the shoes…

  113. Anonymous

    September 22, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    I could see myself wearing everything in the first look. That is rare for me. It embodies my style.

  114. Ronah

    November 20, 2010 at 11:53 am

    those are nice shoes!

  115. Ali

    September 21, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    amazing shoes! what are they called and where can you get them?

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