Date: September 22, 2023 Time: 17:25:56
Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons’ spring-summer collection had a lot of the same men’s clothing that we looked closely at in June this year: the same “slime” as part of the scenery, the same sets of micro shorts and loose pants. Tight shirts, the same tandem of black socks and elegant Prada loafers. But there was something else here: dedication to craftsmanship and technology. “I’m tired of talking about ideas, let’s talk about clothes,” Miuccia summarized backstage at the show.
But don’t Prada and Simons show us top-notch, fresh clothing every season, sometimes breaking everything that was “before” ideas? Raf had a very reasonable answer to this question: “At Prada they don’t talk about craftsmanship as much, at least not as much as in other houses. We wanted to show what we can do.” For example, using a special technique that allowed a print to be applied to the fringes to make the flowers on the shirts more voluminous.
There were also caramel-colored dresses wrapped in sheer organza that fluttered as you walked; men’s jackets a couple of sizes larger and work vests made of worn leather with pockets for the most important and necessary things. The latter looked unified with embroidered dresses, shiny fringes at the waist (it acted as an individual accessory) and black scarves. Pointed pumps were also made from distressed and sanded leather, and the iconic “triangle” was found in place of the heel of elegant satin mules.
The show was not only a tribute to the brand’s team, but also a big and sincere “thank you” to Fabio Zambernardi, design director of Prada and Miu Miu, who worked for the company for 40 years and decided to leave his position early. of September. At the end of the show, he bowed alongside Miuccia and Raf, and this gesture could not help but provoke a storm of emotions and applause.