Prada A/W 2016
Miuccia Prada steered her menswear collection along a naval theme that turned traditional sailor boys over on their heads
Mood board: Miuccia Prada steered her menswear collection along a semi-naval theme that turned traditional sailor boys over on their heads. The men were elegant yet regimental in their cropped, flood-ready, boxy black pants, lace front tops cut from leather, snug jackets with Victorian-esque peplums and waxy square coats that could shield off a tidal wave. Thrown into the mix were riffs of the 1940s - from boxy printed silk short-sleeved shirts and wide lapel captain’s coats to classic cap-toe lace-ups with a super chunk sole.
Best in show: The wool and tweed outerwear in this show was terrific but better still were the colourful knit bomber jackets that had a home spun, handmade quilt feel.
Finishing touches: Everywhere you looked there was a clever accessory to get your hands on. Giant sized keys rattled like silver charms off of belt loops, hats were shrunken down to velvet sailor proportions or knitted beanies, collars were flappy and detachable while cross-body camera bags, and tiny coloured leathered cases stuffed into shirt and pant pockets finished off the well curated looks.