On the third day of shows, it’s Prada’s turn. With its spring-summer 2022 men’s collection, the brand once again shows the great result of the union between Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons.
The collection represents the search for a utopian normality; one of the many experiments in men’s fashion, which in recent times are redefining the concept of masculinity.
“A sense of utopia, of ideal, of hope and positivity. Being immersed in nature, going to the beach, is synonymous with freedom. It is utopian. It is indeed a primary need, but also an intellectual need,” commented Miuccia Prada.
The duo wanted to express the idea of simplicity, the only thing to which one returns during difficult times. Indeed, the garments presented here are essential, starting from the fluid silhouettes and little articulated, up to the color palette. Dark blue and black prevail, but they are dampened by some flashes of vivacity given by yellow and pink.
Functionality and practicality are at the order of the day for Prada, which always manages to represent the essential in a sublime way.
The collection is divided into jumpsuits with drawstring waist, light shirts and high waist shorts, blazer and maxi sweatshirts in jacquard. Bucket hats dominate the show, as well as the maxi shoulder tote in neoprene or striped canvas. Geometric patterns of the 70s alternate with garments with marine-themed prints.
Linked to the marine theme is also the intention behind the show. Filmed both in Milan and in Sardinia, the presentation had a second purpose. So the search for a more natural beauty, made of simple things, aligns with sustainable purposes.
To achieve these goals, Prada has allied with the Medsea Foundation. The partners will work on the project for the reforestation of Posidonia Oceanica in the marine protected area of Cape Carbonara. Posidonia Oceanica is a marine plant endemic to the Mediterranean Sea, of vital importance for the marine ecosystem and for the absorption of CO2.