Anne Vyalitsyna, Ameline Valade, Daria Strokous, and Rianne Ten Haken spent some time with the boys this weekend- the Prada boys that is! For the Spring 2013 menswear show, Miuccia Prada put on a unisex runway show that featured both the men’s spring and women’s resort collections.
Bearing the same pragmatic approach to emphasizing graphic lines and old-school gymnasium attire, both the collections focused on simplistic, geometric forms that presented a sense of gender neutrality. For both sexes, the shapes were simple, and seemed to reference a 1970’s flare in the use of boxy tops and track pants shown in contrasting colors. Even the shoes, usually a major focus point at any women’s RTW show, were consistent and oblivious of sex throughout the male/female procession. Following the Prada men, each of the women also sported a two-tone headband, reminiscent of a NBA match-up, suggesting perhaps men and women’s fashion have converged into a realm of gender-neutral dressing for the masses. These girls certainly seem to stand their own!