The PRADA Menswear Spring Summer 2023 collection has arrived. Showcasing the current vision of its Creative Directors, Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons with a show in Milan.
For admirers of both designers, the collection brings to mind their best work. The modest minimalist style that Prada created on her own in the 1990s is back on the runway in Simons’ signature youthful style.
A few days prior to the show, the invitations created by Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons piqued people’s interest in the Prada Men’s Spring/Summer 2023 fashion show. Made of paper in the shape of an over-jacket shirt, a reference to the artist Joseph Beuys. Beuys was one of the first to create clothing and works of art with unconventional fibers.
The opening sequence of the show featured a playful recreation of a suburban home. The entire paper house display, along with windows, flooring, draperies, and even chairs for the show served as a remembrance of how important it is to feel comfortable both within and outside of familiar surroundings.
According to the Prada team, the collection features “close-to-body silhouettes and reduced proportions.” It is related to youth, which is associated with energy and enthusiasm. Clothes have inherent freedom and joy, freshness and lightness that allow the body to move with ease, and they are cognizant of the form and dynamics of the body. Streamlining is the outcome of reduction: unnecessary elements are cut out, and collars on shirts and coats are eliminated.”
“Pants are drawn in, either into shorts that end at the ankle. This strategy of sophistication logically culminates in a series of black suits. A bodily and mental relief, as well as a freshness and lightness, result from ruthlessly scraping away,” the team added.
Prada’s summer 2023 menswear collection combines nostalgia with roughness
Nostalgia arrived in the form of large checkered, signifying a kitchen tablecloth, in contrast to leather roughness – sleeveless short sets, trenches, and seldom a plaid trench laid underneath.
The Spring/Summer 2023 Prada Menswear collection closely follows the style ethos of its creative directors. Although the message is apparent, being young can also mean being tailored. As a result, the Prada crew opened the runway this season with not one but three fitted suits. Tailoring that is timeless never ages since it is always in trend. The leather shorts and tops came after the suits, and then we quickly returned to the classic raincoat-inspired pieces.
Published by HOLR Magazine