Prada’s spring/summer 2019 menswear collection was shown on Milan’s Via Fogazzaro at a venue encompassing a strict architectural layout. As the models walked the runway over numbers and symbols – dictating their exact positioning – there’s the underlying allusion to geographic coordinates of remote spaces.
Now, leave the industrial show space in Italy and head to distant Japan, just one of the many worldwide locations that Miuccia Prada’s collections have managed to speak to. The Prada man is global, in case you missed the subtext: every single model at the Milan show carried a bag across the shoulder. He’s always going somewhere.
This season, said the designer of the house, she “put a lot of different pieces together – serious ones, fun ones, all sorts – but the goal was to construct, to define a youthful, contemporary elegance. They’re simple pieces, and I wanted them to make sense.”
Perhaps seen in her reimagining of those trapper hats? They sure came in handy on a snowy day on the outskirts of Tokyo.
Blazer, $2900, shirt, $670, turtleneck, $480, trousers, $1175, Prada
Zip-up sweater, $2055, shirt, $765, turtleneck, $765, trousers, $2075, sneakers, $780, Prada
Sweater, $765, trousers, $1230, socks, $265, Prada
Coat, $5800, turtleneck, $870, trousers, $1230, Prada
Sweater, $955, turtleneck, $670, trousers, $1365, belt, $470, shoes, $730, Prada
PHOTOGRAPHY: Tak Sugita
STYLING: Keanoush Zargham