Dagger sharp tailoring and fetishised minimalism at Prada’s SS20 menswear show

Summoning our sartorial lust is, of course, Mrs. Prada’s Spring 2020 season.

Challenging the tailoring standard to a whole new level. Miuccia has long supported an illustrious relationship with art, particularly with her longstanding global collaborations. The collection continues the themes launched at her recent women’s resort show in New York; though, when the collection featured on male models, it took on a wilder edge.

The clothing took on a delicate femininity – as did the attitude on the catwalk – as seen in the embroidered shirts, flooded by an erotic feel and fetishizing a dose of untainted minimalism fused with timeless charm. Overall, the apparel encompassed an eclectic range of slender ensembles – menswear twills, tweeds, shirts, sportswear asymmetrical pieces, served to accentuate likewise highlight the splendour of “mystical luxury.”

Implementing a chic yet sartorial allure, the precisely cut coats, jackets and trousers were proposed in a variety of hues, shapes and volumes. Silhouettes were relaxed and finely fitted. For the tailor-holics, the treat was truly palpable, as proportions and symmetry were explored with the same succinctness that Miuccia brings to her women’s shows.

With the Shanghai backdrop to boot, and iconic Prada billboards all across the city, it was an unmissable show, and one that will surely be remembered for a long time to come…

  • words Chidozie Obasi

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