Work. Can’t live with it, can’t live without it – even on the Prada runway. But even in the surreal glare of the world fashion stage, where clothes can make us anyone we want to be, the Italian house’s swirling exploration of ‘the grind’ found that reality still permeates in the strangest of ways. Taking place inside the Deposito at Fondazione Prada, a bustling exhibition space that plays hosts the brand’s various artistic offerings, the Italian fashion house’s first order of business looked to those tasked with heightening the everyday on the big screen.
From Twin Peaks‘ Kyle Maclachlan to the breakout star of A24’s Moonlight, Ashton Sanders, Prada invited ten of Hollywood’s finest talents, old and new, to interpret the story of their latest wears: also Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Asa Butterfield, Damson Idris, Tom Mercier, Jaden Michael, Louis Partridge and Hero Winter Annual 2021 star Filippo Scotti. They found themselves enveloped in a mix of Simons’ staple bomber jackets, shiny nylon trousers and pale v-necks with long, sloping sleeves. With gaudy skorts and cropped knits a feat conquered in the label’s SS22 collection, cinched-waists are Raf and Miuccia’s next frontier. They take shape on colourful leather trench coats and full-body coveralls in eggplant purples, speaking to the comfort and effortlessness of old-timey workwear.
Jeff Goldblum closed the festivities, staggering out of a vortex lit by neon hexagons in the show’s final look. A dark trench positively floated around the actor, adorned with furry armbands, and an even furrier trim that typifies the austere and charismatic glamour of the new Prada man.
GALLERYCatwalk images from Prada FW22