In the Prada Spring/Summer 2025 menswear collection, Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons explore the interplay between reality and imagination. Through their designs, we are encouraged to question the actuality of what we perceive, inviting us to reconsider and examine things more closely.

Key elements on the runway, such as concert-like colorful T-shirts, oversized sweaters, delicate tailoring, and vibrant accessories, evoke a sense of childhood and emotion. These pieces draw us in, inviting a closer look and leaving us eager for more.

The Set Design

In a masterstroke of architectural minimalism, Prada has crafted a dreamlike setting for this year’s Spring/Summer Men’s show. The runway, a pristine white circular structure, occupies the center of the space, embodying simplicity and purity. At the far end of the room stands a small house – reminiscent of a wooden hut – from which the models descend. This element, suggestive of a secluded cabin in the woods, underscores the show’s theme of childhood reverie and dreamlike state. This design for the Spring show is a testament to the power of simplicity in creating profound emotional experiences, making it a memorable highlight in the landscape of contemporary fashion shows.

With an understated yet evocative approach, it is intended to evoke notions of childhood and reverie, blending seamlessly with the concrete dreamscape of the Deposito, Prada’s iconic fashion show space.

The Palette

The collection’s colour palette is both calm and warm, creating a comforting atmosphere for the viewer. The fluo yellow, baby blue, and warm white, add brightness to the otherwise muted tones. The colours chosen for the collection are well-suited for Spring, and the shades complement each other seamlessly. The highly interchangeable nature of the palette adds value to the uniform approach throughout the collection.

Footwear made a striking impression too, encompassing everything from refined iterations of ballet flats and sleek sneakers to robust styles with chunky soles reminiscent of our beloved Prada’s Monolith style.

Guests & FROW

MILAN, ITALY – JUNE 16: Venus Williams and Reilly Opelka attend the Prada Spring/Summer 2025 Menswear Fashion Show on June 16, 2024 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo M. Raule/Getty Images for Prada)
MILAN, ITALY – JUNE 16: Evan Peters attends the Prada Spring/Summer 2025 Menswear Fashion Show on June 16, 2024 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Prada)
MILAN, ITALY – JUNE 16: Mahmood attends the Prada Spring/Summer 2025 Menswear Fashion Show on June 16, 2024 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Prada)

Among the stellar guestlist at the highly anticipated Prada show in Milan were Mahmood, Evan Peters, Venus Williams, and Reilly Opelka.

Tailoring, Details & Accessories

The everyday garments created a perfect backdrop, brought to life with rolled-up sleeves that evoked the charm of borrowed clothes from childhood. Some tops featured paintings by Bernard Buffet, adding a striking artistic touch sure to be commercially successful. Prada’s detailing highlighted a thoughtful spontaneity, juxtaposing items from diverse origins in unanticipated yet harmonious contrasts.

Top Looks

Courtesy of Prada
Courtesy of Prada
Courtesy of Prada

Final note

Stepping into the darkened show space to the pulsating beat of techno, we were all invited to a Rave à la Prada. This immersive experience ignited a spirit of freedom, youthful optimism, and vibrant energy. Throughout the collection, nods to childhood from the co-designers infused spontaneity and fun, evident in hoodies, a playful color palette, unbuttoned shirts, and accessories. Witnessing the collection come alive in the dreamlike set design evoked a sense of wonder. It’s a collection designed to be worn almost anywhere, every day—just as intended.

Franco-Lebanese luxury industry enthusiast, Aya Mechelany, writes features across all editorial pillars of KHAMSA. With the goal of finding contemporary & cool subjects from her own personal experience, as well as her passions and inspirations, Aya deep dives into various subjects to inspire and excite like-minded readers.
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