Prada, summer of ’21

Prada’s Spring-Summer 2021 collection was designed by Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons. Together they revisited the notion of uniform and the codes of the house. A collection that inspired photographers Buonomo & Cometti.

Prada’s spring-summer 2021 collection was designed by Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons. They instilled yin and yang into it and highlighted the codes of the house.

Right after the presentation of the collection, they answered together to students from art schools around the world.

To those who expected to see revolutionary pieces, Miuccia Prada replied:

“Fashion does not follow reality. It participates in change, in what is happening in the world, in people. It’s not like waking up in the morning and saying, “Let’s do something strange. Novelty that makes sense is something that makes sense. It comes from society. One designer can grasp it better than another, but what does new mean?”

“Novelty is a designer’s nightmare, or at least mine. (…) Doing something new just to make something new, doesn’t seem important to me. Our present is made of our past. Novelty in fashion can only be born from an incredible revolution, for example the mini-skirt, which was an aberration. In a certain way it is impossible. It’s our concern all the time but it’s not that relevant.”

“Making clothes is not an abstract profession. My job is to make the people who wear my creations feel a little better. A garment has to be useful. It has to help you define your personality, even if you want to change it, to become somebody else. It’s an instrument for your life.”

And that’s how, in a few sentences, she gave a fashion lesson…