Milan Men's Fashion Week: Prada Spring/Summer 15
Miuccia’s vintage summer
'Contrast' is one word key that came to mind as the Prada SS15 menswear show opened yesterday in Milan — one of the main highlights of the fashion calendar. Models walked along a brown carpeted catwalk surrounded by ankle-deep, piercing-blue water. "The pool is a classic for summer," said Prada before the show, "It was a joke and an irony on what was classic."
Pushing the boundaries for the setting was not the only thing Miuccia implemented, as the collection went back in time to the 60s and 70s and was focused on tailoring and making something that is familiar to us, unfamiliar again.
The clothes in the collection went from ankle trousers, heavily topstitched coats and short jackets to buttoned-up blue shirts with no ties and delicate v-neck jumpers.
Seen on mostly every look, appearing on the runway was a white chunky parallel stitching on pockets and seams, however the stitches were actually embroidery — a unique and eye-catching element that seemed like a personal touch from Prada herself.
Another contrasting element, the accessories, each look was paired with thick open-toe sandals paired with coats and pants — still keeping within the collections neutral colour palette of beige, grey, cobalt, white and brown.
Womenswear was also scattered throughout the line up, with classic looks such as buttoned-up dresses, printed pant suits and heeled loafers making an appearance.