One of Milan Fashion Week‘s highly-anticipated shows, Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons present Prada’s Spring/Summer 2023 menswear collection. The range, which features simple silhouettes with a bit of edge, serves as an expression of choice.
Among the several pieces showcased, much of the collection sees overcoats, sweaters, suits, shirts, denim, and many other items that can be mixed and matched. “We are attracted to the idea of ‘normal’ clothing — to classic pieces, archetypes, the garderobe. But the same garment in different materializations changes their language entirely; they function in different ways. Then mixing that with other pieces transforms it again. Every garment is simple, direct, pure, but there is a complexity to their combinations and context,” Raf Simons shared regarding the new collection.
“The garments are classic, but their mix contradicts, making them exciting and new. There is leather against the body, then cotton on top — there’s a kind of anti-logic to the combination of the clothes, an oddness. A combination of rawness and sophistication in these clothes is also important,” he adds.
Miuccia continues, “It was about clothes that people could really wear, but with an impact. That for us is fashion, now. So much that is the base is really a conceptual choice — a coat, jeans, a suit. They appear simple but are the result of a process, of choice — there are hundreds of coats, why is this the right one? It is a combination of a long process of design and decision, and then of instinct. It is a matter of style.”
See Prada’s Spring/Summer 2023 menswear collection show below.
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