Miuccia Prada has always said that she is interested make clothes that women really wear. Fashion is a very intimate and immediate representation of oneself at the same time, external but deeply personal, which involves us all. Outside is inside, also suggests the scenography of the Prada fashion show spring summer 2023 signed AMO, with the domestic walls cut out on the paper.
A show where even the clothes are impregnated with humanity and all its contradictions, wonders and imperfections: memories and experiences translated into folds that imitate wrinkles of dresses worn for a long time, skirts and dresses with slits “torn” like sheets, made with a fabric made from paper. They are “signs of life”, he explained to the designer, saying that “garments take shape from experiences, that they are not superficial ornaments”.
Still in contrast, the roughness of the textures alternates with the fragility of very light, almost transparent knitwear, longuette and slip-effect dresses and jackets that evoke nightdresses, amidst laces and trains. “We were thrilled by the sense of fragility, wrong gestures and the sphere of rawness,” adds creative co-director Raf Simons. Likewise, the accessories are offered in antique nappa, with patinated, pressed and wrinkled surfaces.
The artistic collaboration with director Nicolas Winding Refn also emphasizes the experience of women with an immersive installation created in the Prada Foundation Deposit and a series of short films that explore women’s lives. “For some time we have been fascinated by the idea of handing over control of the creative process to an external collaborator, giving space to a new perspective. From an artistic point of view, the collaboration with Nicolas Winding Refn was a concentrate of pure energy: although his contribution is concentrated on the show and not on the collection, we have drawn inspiration from him and his vision of Prada. The show is an extension and an expansion of our work and the world. “
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