A Retro Prada Prevails for Spring 2019

A Retro Prada Prevails for Spring 2019

Miuccia Prada's '70s inspired menswear collection is a borderline psychedelic, inspired hit.

Miuccia Prada's '70s inspired menswear collection is a borderline psychedelic, inspired hit.

Text: MATHIAS ROSENZWEIG

One can never be too sure of what you’ll get from a Prada show. But more often than not, you can assume that you’ll like it. Unpredictability has been installed as a part of the brand for years, and it seems as if Miuccia Prada has no plans to change that.

For SS19, the boys’ styles ranged from buttoned up, conservative looks highlighting suede jackets, which remain a crowd favorite, to some of the shortest shorts we’ve seen on the runway this season, which says a lot. In the Kardashian era of fashion and pop culture, sexuality and high fashion seem to be inching closer and closer to one another, something that Prada’s leggy looks perhaps unintentionally embraced. The New York Times piece about tall, thin boys becoming a newly desire male archetype doesn’t hurt the case.

Other staples throughout the collection included aviator hats with oversized winter flaps—made out of Prada’s iconic black vinyl, silk button downs with vertical ruffles, knitted shoes, baggy denim and a host of psychedelic, '70s inspired printed tops that helped contextualize the length of the aforementioned shorts.

There is a reason why a seat at Prada is the most coveted of all during Milan’s fashion week. Miuccia’s streak of playing with what’s “cool” and somehow making it even cooler is as comical as it is pretty. It was the type of show that makes you want to throw out your entire wardrobe and start a new look, or to at least take cut up your pants until they’re practically a skirt. If inspiring a complete wardrobe makeover isn’t the point of fashion week, I’m not sure what is.

Check out the entire collection below!

Credits: COVER IMAGE VIA VOGUE

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