Jul 12, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE
Milan: Taking a page from a family photo album from the 1970s, Miuccia Prada – with the help of long-time collaborator architect Rem Koolhaas – built a large-scale, two-story doll house complete with linoleum floors, through which to parade her lifesized Ken dolls. Ill-fitting outerwear and oversized patterned knits looked offbeat yet tasteful and wearable, proving again that Prada is able to sidestep the sartorial restrictions that seem to plague other menswear collections. A new visual vocabulary of proportions unfolded from the designer’s insistence on an open mind and renewed interpretations of the past.
Color: Taupe / Retro orange / Grey-blue / Peacock green / Powder blue / Black
Key Items: Boxy coats with inset pattern / Oversized knits / Cropped three-button jacket / Warm-up jacket / Cropped pants / Mock turtleneck / “Cigarette”-slim pants / Geometric-patterned cardigan
Materials: Suede / Lurex / Upholstery fabric / Silk chiffon / Crepe wool / Velour
Details + Trim: Wide lapels / Mock-turtle neckline / Deconstructed silhouettes / Inset pattern
Accessories + Footwear: Knee socks / Salesman bags / Leather clogs / Oxfords with rubber soles
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