Miuccia Prada Voyages to theÂ Future in Prada SS17 Mens Collection at Milan Fashion Week.
Miuccia Prada revealed the Prada Men’s SS17 collection in Milan this week to an audience filled with unexpected reactions. The highly anticipated runway show was set in a modern, futuristic settingÂ featuring a sleek metal catwalk and fluorescent lighting. The collection gave way to an unexpected momentum shift, introducing new elements into the style repertoire of the Prada man.
Whereas the previous men’s collection spoke to a pilgrimage, a journey with a nostalgic taste and a nod to the past, the journey depicted in the SS17 collection spoke deliberately to the future. Miuccia Prada pulled inspiration from outdoor excursions and hiking attire. We sawÂ a great deal of tech fabrics and windbreakers introduced. TheÂ fabrics were not the only tech influenced designs aesthetics. A nomadic inspired color palette wasÂ strewn throughout the collection radiating progressive, futuristic vibes. Mrs. Prada functioned bold, pigmented colors in achieving dramatic pops throughout the looks.
Liquid patent shoes and jelly sandals walked the runway, consistently accompanied by a pair of visible socks. A diamond print appeared regularly among the accessories collection on the straps of sandals as well as headbands. Such graphic, geometric tech prints carried into the sportswear collection, vividly displayed on lightweight, fluid fabrics.
Contrasting colors played as blocked pops against solid colored garments. The collection retained its consistent theme of the outdoors even when dressed in a button down collared shirt, as it was styled with a backpack fastened with a hiking belt. Grid blocked pants were designed with lucid pops of yellow piping and striping. The dynamic collection included metallic silver tones and liquid fabrics. Parkas dressed in geometric color blocking in tones of silver, black, red, cobalt and orange.
A more conservative grey suited style walked the runway, reinventing itself in its length, oversized hemlines and loose fit. Puffer vests in plaid dressed back to similarly designed plaid bottoms. A neon nylon jogger represented the collection, while demanding complete and utter attention from the audience. Alongside Miuccia Prada’s futuristic designs were contrastingly ethnic looks, like that of a crewneck knit pullover, ethnic in style with a button down collared shirt functioning as an undershirt, printed in a series of whimsical tropical fruits and elephants.
The genius of Miuccia Prada sets sail in this latest collection and theÂ Prada man is embarking on yet another journey. This journey, however, looks to the future and proves transcendent in its symbolism. It can be interpreted that as the Prada man is initiating his modern journey so is that of the Prada brandÂ in itsÂ quest to attract a wider spectrum of consumers to the brand.
See a few of our favorite looks from the Prada Spring Summer 2017 Mens Collection below.