Autumn/Winter 2012: Prada Menswear

It’s like fan of Mr. Darcy’s wardrobe and a multi-generational ensemble of men came to life to star in “Prada Presents: Il Palazzo. A Palace of Role Play.”

It seems like Miuccia Prada planned a spectacular event of theatrics and celebrity.

The space was reconfigured into a court, laden with a red carpet and featuring Gary Oldman, Adrien Brody, Willem DaFoe, Alex Carril, and Jamie Bell in its later portion.

If that isn’t clout, we certainly do not know what is!

Prada described it as, “a parody of male power.”

Just like the setting of the stage, the clothing was formal: double-breasted suits, pinstriped jackets with a flower in the buttonhole, numerous silks and astrakhan-collar coats.

True to its form of evoking the sartorial in a parody of power, not everything was as it appeared: some pieces were cut from denim and what seemed to be wool or mohair was, in fact, cotton.

Even the shoes … we’re not sure, but that looks like rubber to us.

Upon closer inspection, the ornate, intricate (and seemingly Baroque designs) were actually American football helmets or Native American headdresses.

The collection undoubtedly is an ingenious and utterly creative play of fabrics, textures and tricks.

We think the Mad Hatter would have been quite pleased.

A few more images below:-

*Images from Photo: Monica Feudi / Feudiguaineri.com*
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