Prada Spring/Summer 2013

According to Suzy Menkes in the New York Times, Miuccia Prada’s primary aim with her Spring/Summer 2013 menswear collection was to start from scratch. Decorative elements and accessorizing are pared back almost to nothing, giving full precedence to the flat and strictly geometric garments and the sparse modernist white ramps the models walked on. Fittingly, the soundtrack for the runway were excerpts from Jean-Luc Godard’s 1963 movieĀ Contempt.

My favorite aspect of this show is how skillfully color is composed across whole outfits. In one look, a contrasting white appears on the inseam of the trousers, the neckline of a t-shirt and the inner sleeve of a blazer. In addition, I found that the bold inclusion of younger and older male models, and female models suggested both androgyny and ubiquity. Oh, and you know I love socks with sandals.