Monday, June 24, 2013

Milan 2013: Prada Men's SS 14

Prada built a 'small abstract town' to showcase Miuccia Prada's SS14 collection in Milan today. The set for the show created a sense of 'menacing paradise' or perhaps more accurately the post-war beaches of Hawaii first seen in films like From Here To Eternity. Tropical flower motifs such as Hibiscus were matched by cartoonish depictions of beach scenes replete with hot summer sun, endless horizons and Burt Lancasteresque bathers. A colour palette of burgundy, peach, blacks, browns and reds was balanced across suiting, silk shirts, bowling jackets and a variety of to-die-for bags and easily-worn-near-beaches footwear. It wasn't just boys on the runway though, a selection of female counterparts (including New Zealand's Holly Rose Emery) ensured that Prada's fantasy vacation in warm Pacific climes was definitely a romantic affair.

Holly Rose! Image: Now Fashion