Three Points from Prada

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Published June 21, 2010

 

Miuccia Prada’s Spring 2011 collection lent a clinical eye to some of the most playful aspects of modern menswear. The uniform of choice was fashion-forward scrubs or oversized cinched shorts and, at one point, a sporty denim kilt. But don’t assume that you’re supposed to relax your legs: the cuts are crisp–even severe–and the materials, as ever, are very tech. Traditional wingtip shoes came with an extra lift in the form of an espadrille layer finished with a thick rubber sole. Finally, washed denim tunics and fitted boatneck sweaters captured the essence of Prada: a retro look reinterpreted for the unapologetically modern man who needs his knits tight and the colors ever-so-bright.