Why Miuccia Prada Wants Women In Her Mens Shows

Why Miuccia Prada Wants Women In Her Mens Shows

Prada's Mens Spring Summer show wasn't just for the gents

If you thought all that the men's shows had to offer you was a slew of good-looking male models wearing the type of clothes you wish you could get your boyfriend into, then think again.

Miuccia Prada decided to use her menswear catwalk slot to also show her label's womenswear Resort 2015 offering in Milan yesterday – although 'Resort' isn't a word Mrs Prada likes to use.

'I don't like to call it resort, because resort is B-level. So it was the collection,' the designer told the Telegraph.

For the past few seasons Prada has been including womenswear in its menswear shows, and it seems that this is one trend the brand's set to continue season after season.

'I think the combination is more real,' Miuccia said. 'It is more today. Otherwise it looks like we are in classes, in the time of my grandfather, women divided from men. The shows divided are so unreal and I think that it is when you put them together you get a sense of what is meaningful and real... basically I think to people, not to gender.'


As such, tailored separates with contrasting stitching was present in both the men's and women's collections. And the Seventies colour palette – baby blues, tans, taupes and white – also provided a gently unifying theme to the show.

But what about men appearing in Prada's all-female womenswear shows?

'Maybe next season I will change, but at the moment it is two or three seasons where I feel like it's good when you do something that is meaningful to people.'

By Olivia Marks

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