LET’S TALK ABOUT CLOTHES, PRADA FALL/WINTER 2023 MENSWEAR BY MIUCCIA PRADA AND RAF SIMONS
An assertion of the primacy of clothes.
The Fall/Winter 2023 Prada menswear collection by Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons is a further exploration of the fundamentals of fashion. The duo redefined the House with a futuristic twist, introducing a vision that blends Simons’ love of the dark side with Miuccia’s penchant for sophisticated luxury.
Extraneous details are shorn from garments that wrap the form in a tactile exchange, against a naked body. Silhouettes are emphatic, amplified and attenuated, exploring extreme vicissitude between couture volumes through the architecture of the clothes.
The show space of the Deposito of the Fondazione Prada – conceived by AMO – exposes the concrete shell of the building. Within this stripped, raw panorama, dimensions are re-engineered, radically altered – a ceiling rises slowly to transmute the space from intimate to grand, altered scale in turn shifting our perspective on the clothing within.
This process echoes the garments themselves, elongated or abbreviated. They demonstrate a reconstruction of meaning, of identity, activated through a minimal gesture.