Prada Fall 2016: Romantic Tales of Travel

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Miuccia Prada’s Sailor Tinged Fall 2016  Men’s Collection Evokes An Emotional Response With Far Away Tales of Travel

For her Fall men’s collection Miuccia Prada drew inspiration from Greek mythology and the lives of maritime sailor’s with their exotic tales of travel. This gave her collection a 50s retro feel, while also drawing on many aspects of the culture from the 1970s. This influence was seen in the pullovers, patterned shirts and lace up tunics that appeared throughout the show. The films of Italian director, Piero Pasolini also figured heavily in the 1950s silhouettes and boxy cut of the shirts that were cropped and worn with softly pleated, loosely belted trousers. Miuccia paired theses with graphic printed shirts of romanticized Trojan battles and starry Hollywood love scenes.

The sailor theme was evident throughout with crisp white shirts buttoned slightly askew, and flowing away from the body creating an off-kilter, shipwrecked effect to the suiting. Prada also juxtaposed contemporary elements by pairing the soft silhouettes with a heavy, brogue hybrid shoe that stole the show with its chunky, colored variations. The select women in the menswear show, infamous in their own right, (like the women who wait for their sailors to come home) wore printed wool leggings with trench coats and shirt dresses. The 70s were also reflected in the geometric printed wool tights worn as trousers with platform velvet sandals under trench coats.


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