Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons had come up with such a concept for the new menswear collection of Prada. Pushing for traditional garments, the fabrics they chose for each garment is very new, because they are putting rough materials in pieces that are in contact with skin, while in the outerwear is much more delicate and lightweight. They also did a curation in the cuts and silhouettes to find a reimagined piece through the context. Setting apart from the workwear that they touched in the FW22, here they are reflecting the power of choice that clothing have with different processes as the one explain just before.
The invitation for the presentation was a paper coat and that was a hint of what we were going to see in the runway. The set was all made of paper and totally white, the clothes write the story and put color to the scenery. There was a repetition of certain pieces with classic styling that we are going to see everywhere next year, like the leather short-shorts. But other times in the catwalk, we saw an anti-logical way of putting clothes on like leather against a beige coat, just an odd vibe in the best way possible.
In Prada SS23 Menswear, we can see how the designers are just presenting garments and that the goal they want to achieve is to make us reflect of our election in our outfits. What is our style and what a certain garment express if we use it. At the end, fashion is just a matter of style and personal sense.
Prada Choices is the title of the collection and is perfect for it. The combination of sensorial design of both creative minds came to the conclusion that they were to design fully wearable clothing, but that could generate certain impact alone due to the form or texture of it. Sometimes, people can have a mind focus on complete a perfect wardrobe, but at the end they keep garments that are not coherent with anything. This show presented the idea of making a wardrobe out of this rare pieces that we can find in our personal closets that we never know how to style. A radical reduction was made in every design and American way of dressing was also a big inspiration. Anyways, choose wisely on what you want of this collection and in life in general