Miuccia Prada signs a radical collection for S/S 2021. A collection where Prada revived the minimalism and the purity of a radically chic but functional wardrobe.
The Prada S / S 2021 Collection
Due to the global pandemic, Prada had to adapt to a new format to present its S/S 2021 collection. It is in a film lasting 11 minutes that they were able to distill their vision for next season. But instead of an individual vision, Miuccia Prada preferred to invite 5 artists to each imagine a filmed act from this collection.
The film, entitled ‘The Fashion Show That Never Happened’, thus presents a multiple but organic vision around the idea of clothing as practical and authentic. Sublime but functional. The essence of Prada style in short.
The film, to watch here , intersects the visions of Terence Nance, Joanna Piotrowska, Martine Syms, Juergen Teller and Willy Vanderperre on the work of Miuccia Prada.
What a job! Signing a S/S 2021 collection as a return to the roots of the Prada man, the Prada wardrobe aims first of all to introduce impeccable pieces where the graphic line and exquisite materials define a look dominated by simplicity. A collection like a return to the purity and essentials of the work of a designer.
“The clothes in the collection are simple – but with the idea that simplicity is a remedy for unnecessary complication. We are going through a period that requires rigor, it is a time for reflection. What do we do, what is fashion for, why are we here? How can fashion serve a community?” asks Miuccia Prada.
And in the key pieces of the Prada S/S 2021 wardrobe, it is once again the Pocono that revives the iconic allure of the house. On an impeccably tailored suit, the Pocono represents the specific Prada touch – between functionality and inventiveness a bit avant-garde, it allures the Prada man with a futuristic zest.
Another icon of the house, the Linea Rossa line in turn reinforces the Prada approach for next season around a futuristic aesthetic with 60’s accents. All this, again, in raw shades flirting with powder pink, white and intense black.
What serve a little more the radical purpose of Miuccia Prada. She says it again: “I think our job as fashion designers is to create clothes for people. That’s really the value of our work – to create beautiful, smart clothes. This season, we focused on this idea: we are talking about clothes, to give value to the pieces.”