PRADA Menswear Spring Summer 2023 collection hits the runway in Milan with a show bringing the latest vision by its Creative Director duo Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons. For the fans of the both the collection evokes the best of Miuccia and Raf. The understated minimalism Prada coined herself in the 90s is now back on the runway alongside Simons’ ever youthful approach.
“Silhouettes are pulled close to the body, proportions abbreviated. They are evocative of youth, therefore energy and vitality. There is a freshness and lightness to clothes that permit the body to move freely, a consciousness of its form and dynamic, an innate freedom and joy. Reduction results in streamlining: extraneous details are shorn, collars removed on shirts and coats. Trousers draw close, cropped at the ankle or into brief shorts. A sequence of tailored black suits are a logical conclusion to this system of refinement. In stripping away decisively there is a physical and emotional relief – a freshness, a lightness,” notes the Prada team talking about the new collection.
Prada Menswear Spring Summer 2023 collection stands close to the design DNA of its creative directors. However the message is clear, youthful can also mean tailored. Thus Prada team this season opens the runway with not one but three tailored suits. Timeless tailoring never goes out of style, thus never ages. Following the suits were the leather shorts and tops, with a quick jump back to the timeless raincoat inspired pieces.
“The practice of design – of fashion – is one of decision-making, curation alongside creation. The tools of this collection are direct, recognizable, archetypal pieces – suits, overcoats, sweaters, shirts, denim, leather. Known garments are reinvented through context. There is always a complexity of thought behind apparently simple results, a process of refinement to uncover the fundamentals of dress,” adds Prada team.
The runway transformed the Prada showspace at the Fondazione Prada in Milan into mock-up lines of a home. Checked curtains and square windows are blown out of proportion to take us all inside the new Prada home.
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A closer look of the Prada Spring Summer 2023 menswear runway space design at Fondazione Prada in Milano:
Designers Miuccia Prada, Raf Simons
Fashion Stylist Olivier Rizzo
Hair Stylist: Guido Palau
Makeup Artist Pat McGrath
Casting Director Ashley Brokaw
Sound Designer Frederic Sanchez
Models Adrian Bosch, Adrians Smats, Adrien Sahores, Alvar af Schultén, Baptiste Faure, Byeong Oh, Daiki Koga, Dante Scheck, Dara Gueye, Eddie Klint, Fabien Naivo, Feranmi Ajetomobi, Fidelis Willie, Filippos Sandberg, Freek Iven, Godwin Okereuku, Hugo Sauzay, Jason Etievie, Jonas Glöer, Kim Dongha, Lars Jammaers, Lee Yeong Ho, Mamuor Majeng, Mathias Lauridsen, Nelson Ogah, Nino Wessman, Nonso Ojukwu, Orlando Medellin, Paul Ohunyon, Peter Ohunyon, Sereto Boardman, Sunmoon Jung, Takfarines Bengana, Thibaud Charon, Viktor Krohm, Walid Fiher, Yoesry Detre