A Look at the Prada Fall 2020 Menswear Collection ⇒ First presented in January of this year, Prada’s newest menswear collection is a mixture of a sporty-formal style with futuristic accents, exploring two extremes of the male modern way of dressing.
The runway set of the Prada Fall 2020 Menswear Show resembled a Giorgio de Chirico painting, with two arched piazzas featuring a statue of a man on a horse in the middle of each one, pertaining to a classic 19th-century work of art. It would almost be too much, where the statues not made of cardboard. As Mrs Prada explains, “I wanted an equestrian statue, but of course equestrian is not politically correct, so I told Rem [Koolhaas], ‘Let’s do an equestrian that is totally non-heroic.’”
As for the clothes themselves, contrary to the designer’s initial ideas, each model showcased a profession-specific outfit, encompassing rural workers, freelancers and young executives alike.
Contrary to the designer’s exegesis, during the Prada Fall 2020 show each model showcased profession-specific attire, alluding to the aesthetic of rural workers, young executives, and freelancers with mid-calf boots, oversized corduroy jackets, piped sport raised graphics on pocket flaps, rubberized coats, baggy pants, a wicked green half-length coat and beaten leather galvanized sole boots, alongside an array of technical wear.
“I thought to give an indication that the only thing that makes me calm and optimistic is to give value to work… to give value to things that matter in your life and your work. And so the creativity is mixed with technicalities, which is a little bit similar to the Secessionist period when ideas, creativity, and actual work had to be all together.” – Miuccia Prada commented on the Prada Fall 2020 Fashion show.
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