Prada’s Fall/Winter 2021 Men’s collection explores our need to touch and have contact with each other.
Designed by Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons, it features geometric prints, bold colours and a flurry of textures.
This thoughtful collection focuses on the need to feel and the pleasure we can gain from various surfaces. Through a sensory experience of fabrics, this men’s collection fills the current gap in many of our lives.
Geometric-patterned jacquard knits and leathers are combined with re-nylon, bouclé tweeds and classic pinstripe wool suiting, in both traditional and unanticipated colours. Jacquard-knit bodysuits create a streamlined “second skin”, allowing movement and freedom for the wearer.
Silhouettes are mostly oversized, inadvertently emphasising the shape of the body. Single and double-breasted coats are constructed on rectilinear lines; bomber jackets are generous. Executed in leather and bouclé, lined in geometric jacquards, garments are sensual – crafting a topography of feeling, enjoyed by the wearer alone. Colour and pattern excites the eye; surfaces entice touch.
Devised by Rem Koolhaas and AMO, the show’s ‘non-spaces’ are defined by panes of marble, resin, plaster and faux fur. Inviting and seductive, they can pretend to be both interior and exterior, hard and soft, warm and cold: simultaneously both and neither, they allow absolute freedom of interpretation and expression.
After the digital show, Prada commits to upcycling the materials used in the production of the set through special product installations around the world. Once finished with the materials will be donated to Meta, a circular economy project based in Milan, which offers sustainable solutions to waste disposal within ephemeral events by collecting and recovering materials for selling and rentals. Meta works in collaboration with La Réserve des arts, an association offering a service of collection and recovery of raw materials and decoration waste from fashion shows, making them available to professionals and students in the cultural sector.