Designers Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons presented PRADA Fall Winter 2022.23 Collection, that was inspired by life and living, and finding importance in each moment, on February 24th, during the ongoing Milan Fashion Week. The collection explores tradition as a conduit from the past to now – the way culture is passed between generations. It evokes fragments of personal narratives, comprising a history of women. For the season Italian brand fuses menswear with womenswear, and tailoring with eveningwear – pragmatic pieces are given new emphasis and significance. Combinations of the conventional and precious disturb the aesthetic vernacular of each.
“Conventionally masculine pieces are transformed, interrupted with the feminine: coats are carved out at the neck or back. The architecture of clothes affect their rapport with the body. Tailoring construction applied to soft dresses to give new forms. History is universal. Within, inevitably, there is an archeology of Prada, investigation of the codifications and meanings evoked through appearance and approach. Glances at a Prada past. Elementally Prada, an eccentricity of surface is combined with spare silhouettes. Juxtapositions are made both between garments, and within their construction, combining materialisations and decoration. Referent to Prada’s own heritage, geometrics are translated to jacquard knits, embroideries and colors echoed. In practice, an ideology of Prada becomes an etymology of beauty. And that is, centrally, the work of fashion – the process of defining the meaning of beauty, for today.” – from Prada