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Prada Menswear Fall 2010

Skinny boys in gorgeous coats.

Fashion Wire Daily says:

"The collection actually recalled many of the ideas Miuccia Prada played with in the '90s – experimenting with '60s prints or using faintly absurd details because they jokingly referenced conventional middle class trends. A series of her coats had thick, ribbed wool collars, the sort a provincial chemist would think was hip on a car coat.


"I can buy any expensive material I want, but am also always attracted to trashy touches," said Prada backstage. "It’s the meeting of the two I like. It offers something new. Never grow old with your customer, I say.”


Though at times deceptively simple in terms of neat short jacket cuts, classical proportions of pants and lapels and understated color palette of khakis and anthracite, this was a path-breaking collection.


Best of all was the sense of brainy beauty. Clever yet cool kids didn't need to flaunt their good looks thanks to the sheer quirky quality of clothes. Languidly cut men’s suits in Sergeant Pepper’s Pop art colors, or lurex-like skinny knits in rose and violet or short chauffeur’s jackets with massive cartoon-like buttons all felt right. And you had to love the bright hued camouflage print trench-coats for the men and women, which will be huge hits and copied all the way from Sydney to Shanghai. Added to that the quirky fabrics, like by a plasticized jersey that was both futurist yet somehow retro, and you got a show hitting lots of high notes."


T Lo says: Blahblahblah. We just want those coats. ALL OF THEM. We'll take the sweaters too, but only some of those. The scoop neckline might work on your skinny 14-year-old model but we suspect it's not gonna fly on our manly-man chests.



















































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107 comments:

D&G's men's fall line makes all other menswear lines pale in comparison.

Some nice clothes, but they would only fit teenagers.


I tend to be conservative, so I love the solid coats. The prints, not so much, and I HATE the belly sweaters. All the rest is gorgeous!


It's the Mia Farrow Clones on Ice Show!

Love the looks, though. Great coats, nice pops of color. Not sure about the grandma cardis, but other than that, very classic, flattering, and fun.


Like others, I have some serious doubts about the short length of the sweaters. But here at least you can go shopping for your man, darlings!


Question: why do all the models have that starved look? It doesn't look on girls, so why would it even begin to look good on boys? They look like they've spent a few weeks in a concentration camp.

As for the clothes, I love most of the coats (except for the last, pleather-y looking one, which looks cheap). The sweaters are cool too, though the prints feel too holiday sweater/hippie counselor to me.


Now c'mon, you don't want ALL the coats. The three long wild-print coats were taken from my Aunt Helen's closet and she wants them back.

The other coats are terrific. Love the long camel coats. I can even live with the shorter print coats.


Great collection, love the bags too.


Oh, ya, I forgot. That is Aunt Helen's pink cardigan too. D&G needs to send it back. She wears it alot in the winter.


LOVED the oval-necked black peacoat!

Not so sure about the crossing-guard yellow coat, though.

I actually love the scoop-necked sweaters. It's pretty neat how they show off a nice dress shirt underneath without covering it all up. (Plus, if you have a manly-man chest like TLo, you can show off the goods!)

I'm kind of with Michael. Dang, those are some emaciated men.


Seriously?? No really?

HATE the cropped sweaters (although I do like some of the colors). The orange camo coat and the yellow /gray one right after it are oddly shaped and don't seem to fit.

And the models???? the one in the first camo is the male equivalent of the female in Emilio's dress. That poor boy in the last outfit (shiny black) looks like a kid who's picture is on a milk carton.


Picture 15 and 16 (pink sweater): It's a Kurt! Doppelganger or moonlighting?


Love the coats, too. I'm not sure my "manly man" stomach could handle the really high waistband on some of those sweaters, though.


The clothes are nice and fashionable, the models I find repulsive. Too skinny and emaciated and androgynous

Put the clothes on MEN!

Frank


You could have called THIS post bottom boys.
It's just ok, reminds me of Calvin Klein actually. This is the way Tom Cruise dresses right?
Right down (up?) to the man bangs.


Oooooh, sweater-vests


Hello, nurse!!!

Most of those male models are so handsome!!!

Oh yeah, and the clothes are nice and look good on them.


ASK said...

Seriously?? No really?


Yes, seriously and really.

There seems to be a shift in our comments section from people saying they disagree to people expressing incredulity (and even anger) that anyone would have a different opinion at all. Let's not do that here.


I can just imagine the old hunter character on Johnny Carson deciding he needed to be more fashion forward. He'd probably trade the plaid for one of those ugly orange/brown or yellow/brown print jackets. YIKES!


Gorgeous. I think the men's shows so far have been really good---I usually don't like Versace but it was great this time. And Alexander McQueen = LOVE. TLo, I'd love to hear your thoughts on those collections---


I have to say A. I would totally take offense to that provincial chemist" crack, but B. I totally want most of those coats and abut half the sweaters. Especially that pink one.

But then, I'm also a girl.


Yeah, I really hate those sweaters. I can't get past how feminine they are in cut and style.
So is the trend now for men to dress as women?


Yay Heidi! An Animaniacs reference. Love it.

The clothes are nice. I like the idea of the jackets better than the reality, but some are great.

And I am personally so tired of he scoop, deep V, trend in menswear now. I just don't find it flattering on a man's chest.


What ridiculous snobs these fashion people are! Yes, let's all sneer at... provincial chemists? Whaaaat?

I wonder if those models would follow a trail of cookies over to my place. They look hungry enough.


"...the models I find repulsive. Too skinny and emaciated and androgynous

Put the clothes on MEN!"

Frank, I totally agree with this comment.

It does make me think of many womens reactions to the "skinny and emaciated and androgynous" models used to see womens clothes. (and the huge reaction to the larger sized models in the recent posts.

Hey designers most of us want to see clothes on real adults, not emaciated or child models.


(12:54 anon) by "these fashion people" I meant people like Fashion Wire and Prada, not TLo or commenters here! Hope that's obvious.


Sorry if seeing it on the page you took it that way - I am not in the least angry about it. It was genuinely surprise.

(Considering the reactions of many of the other posters - I didn't think I was the only one who was either surprised or disagreed.)


I love absolutely everything. The coats especially. I would definitely rock any of those looks.


Love the fetish coat.

Not loving the sweaters though; If I open my high school yearbook from the mid-70's, most of the girls pictured are wearing those sweaters (so I'm hoping that polyester leisure suits are not next).

--GothamTomato


A lot of the looks were nice especially the solid colour coats. The pattern ones looked like something you'd see on a french chav, I guess that was the bit of tacky....However, it is curious that they seem to make clothes to flatter teenage boys that are supposed to be marketed towards grown men, but just as in women's clothes straight bodies are easier to fit I guess.


Is it just me or does the model in row 3 (camo trench) look like Austin Scarlett from PR Season 1? We *know* he can model!!

Just wondering!


honesty.not.pc

These looks are extremely feminine. I like most of them, but for me! My husband would look like he borrowed things from my closet if he wore these.

I love the camo print coat, I think it would flatter me nicely.


These boys look malnourished, but could be the makeup? Even so, blech.

Also, clothes look like they don't fit. Either too big or too small. I like the clothes, but weirdo on the fit.


Is it just me, or do some of these looks have a serious 'power lesbian' vibe to them?

I like most of those coats, but I could do without the rest.

And GOOD LORD, someone get those boys a pizza or two, they all look angry and hungry.


Love the lighter colored coat with the double collar!

I'm a woman but I'd wear that in a heartbeat, if they could let it out a little in the hips.


The print coats look like tween boys horsing around with Aunt Ethel's coat during her annual Thanksgiving visit.

Teeny sweaters look like they've raided their sister's closet - their little sister's closet.

These boys all look like they wouldn't stand a chance holding onto lunch money in a public school yard. Too hollow-cheeked waif for my taste - bring back the Sicilian Mafia!


The pool of guys who ought to be wearing such short sweaters is small and mostly young.

I do like the coats & jackets. (not as much as the D&G jackets, though) Jackets more than the long coats, some of which look like they are cut a little too skimpy and make the fit young models look a little narrow-shouldered and wide-hipped. I like the solid fabrics better than the camo-prints, but then I am a stodgy old woman. Not exactly the target demographic.


I'm actually not a huge fan of this line, while I definitely expected to be. I do kinda like the cropped scoop-neck sweaters, especially layered under suits. I don't think you have to be young to wear them, or even particularly thin - just fit. Obviously not a good look if you're going to have a gut hanging out the bottoms. I get and like what she's trying to do with the prints, but some of them are just not working for me and all together it's just a little...underwhelming, I guess.

The print bags, however, are fucking fierce!


I don't understand...most of these coats and sweaters are incredibly feminine in cut, fabric choice, and styling. It doesn't help that several of the models look like girls... But I don't understand why you would want to dress like a woman--those collars, the tight, short sweaters, the prints...not the least bit masculine. Why does this appeal?


Anonymous said...

I don't understand...most of these coats and sweaters are incredibly feminine in cut, fabric choice, and styling. It doesn't help that several of the models look like girls... But I don't understand why you would want to dress like a woman--those collars, the tight, short sweaters, the prints...not the least bit masculine. Why does this appeal?


Really? Compare this to any women's wear collection - does it still really read as "dressed like girls"? I think people are just so used to seeing the same 2 looks on guys that anything else looks "feminine," because women are traditionally the ones who are allowed variety and frivolity in dress. Nothing here alone is particularly feminine to me, and I find it odd that no one ever calls women in suits or trousers "masculine," even if they are specifically meant to be men's cut! It's ok to have "boyfriend" lines for women but oh-Lordy watch out if a guy dons a sweater that's shorter than usual! Lol not ragging on anyone, I just think it's a funny double standard.


Anonymous said...

I don't understand...most of these coats and sweaters are incredibly feminine in cut, fabric choice, and styling. It doesn't help that several of the models look like girls... But I don't understand why you would want to dress like a woman--those collars, the tight, short sweaters, the prints...not the least bit masculine. Why does this appeal?


I think it's a bit ridiculous to classify this collection of mostly classic mens wear as "incredibly feminine." Has the range for acceptable masculinity become so narrow that prints and slightly different collars now equal "incredibly feminine?"


The "camo" print in those coats is so regular in scale it looks like a Disney fabrication of "hidden Mickeys"!


Some coats, no sweaters, and maybe, just maybe, a few of the boys ...

Otherwise, ALL D&G (clothes & men) all the time for me.

Just sayin-


The crew-neck cardigan is too feminine to look believable on a man. That poor boy looks like he's wearing his mother's church sweater.


Some of those sweater are from the women's department at the gap.

seriously - fitted, delicate cables?

been done, Miucci... for women.

The coats are nice though.


Hmmm....

Nice clothes, but for some reason the little boys in ladies' cardigans and coats look odder to me than the guys in skirts.


If you look at old pictures for the 50's, and 60's you will see that men used to wear sweaters much tighter than they do now.

I think some of these looks would be rather difficult to wear as shown. But say one piece at a time with your regular wardrobe? Smashing.


Ummm those are supposed to be men right?? Someone gave all of those boys wayyy bad haircuts!

The clothes? Not so cute either.


RFCBlogs - I was thinking the exact thing. Ms. Scarlett in the house!


I love it all --- especially the knitwear in saturated tones. Great collection and super color story.

edina


Vera said...It's the Mia Farrow Clones on Ice Show!

HA! Almost did a spit take on that.

I don't have the shoulders to carry off such close fitting and delicate sweaters. And they'd hug my little love handles.

I liked a few of the looks and a few of the coats. But the big collared coats were a bit too self-consciously fashionable for my taste.


Oh my lord, some of those models don't look old enough to be weaned. But cute clothes, for the most part. I love the collars on those trenches.


The "camo" print is not a good look. Believe me, I am from northern Minnesota, and you don't want to look like anyone who wears "camo" on a regular basis.


O.k, not dissing anyone who wants to feed these boys up (and I'm sure some of them are subsisting on an unhealthily skimpy diet to stay thin, just as the female models do) but I've got to offer a dissenting opinion after the "bring on the men" comments.

As someone who's always found skinny men (some androgynous, some not)attractive, gotta say that these models look to me like men, though kinda young for my current tastes. Naturally thin men decrease in numbers with age, just as naturally thin women do, but they do exist as full-fledged adults, with sexy laugh lines and greying, thinning hair and detectable love handles. Thank god.


Love most of it.

A few of the looks are far too, "Here, this fit your grandmother, it will fit you" for my taste.


It has a kind of Village of the Damned (1960) quality to it, but lots of individual pieces are gorgeous.


Our local ski shop had parkas and snow board jackets in some crazy prints and color combos this winter. I think the prints on these coats are just the next step. Imagine any of them cut like parkas and ski jackets and the crazy prints seem normal.

The pink cardigan sweater was cut just like a couple jackets I had back in '73. The high and wide waist of ribbing and the little collars. The difference was we wore high waisted baggie trousers with them rather than the low rise pants with a dress shirt sticking out that Prada shows. It gave a longer line, I thought.

And I was just as skinny as these guys when I was their age so I guess I pulled it off.

BrianB


I'm not a "provincial chemist" (what!?), but i love each and every one of those collars!


Some of these models are absolutely gorgeous... the sweaters are hideous though. Especially those in the 70's fabrics.


Why is menswear so unimaginative for the last 100 years in the West?


Can I say that I find all these comments about needing "real men" to model sort of offensive? As a slight-framed person who has always been thin and somewhat soft-featured, I don't consider myself any less of a man. Say that you prefer your models to be "burly" or "chiseled" or "muscled" or whatever, but let's stop acting like skinny guys are somehow less worthy of manhood.


That last coat is to DIE!


Lot's of menswear posts lately.

Not complaining. :)


Manorexia!


Love the coats, esp the prints and the collars. They would be perfect for DH to wear in Manuary here in New Hampshire.

Suz


What's with the teeny tiny sweaters?


I simply cannot stand the shrunken, feminine sweaters they're putting on these men! I like my men looking like men, not men dressing as women. I guess there's a market for this stuff and that's fine, but...ugh!

Even MY gays hate the look...and they're from the "if it's shiny and offensive to a redneck" school of thought...lol.

Ginger


Brian said...
Can I say that I find all these comments about needing "real men" to model sort of offensive? As a slight-framed person who has always been thin and somewhat soft-featured, I don't consider myself any less of a man. Say that you prefer your models to be "burly" or "chiseled" or "muscled" or whatever, but let's stop acting like skinny guys are somehow less worthy of manhood.


Bravo. The same comment goes for female models, imo; if a woman is under or over a certain size, does she cease to be a woman and become some strange tertiary gender masquerading as a woman? (Change the pronouns and genders if you like, it's still applicable.)


I could hardly focus on the clothes because of those poor models. For Christ's sake, FEED THEM. Some steak, some bacon, some biscuits- they look MISERABLE.


Also, I adore most of these coats. The clashy bomber jackets, not as much. Some of the coats I didn't like until I imagined them on men of more substance (i.e. my type), and then I realized how good they look.


And also in response to the "real men" comments, I'm actually quite attracted to men that look like this, only I generally prefer them to appear as if they've eaten something in the past month. I don't like seeing female models look starved, and I certainly don't like men- slight, burly, or anywhere in between- looking that gaunt.


i loved the solid coats! too bad i live in a tropical country- where the cold season does not even warrant the use of one.


Siren:

I liked your comparison the older sweaters in the 50's and 60's. What I see that still makes these more feminine is that while the older sweaters were fitted close, they hung from the shoulders and chest.

These seem to cling to the trunk more and accentuate a narrow waist. That's where my eyes were drawn first.


Esme & RFCBlogs : My thoughts exactly!! It's no D&G and that guy could be Austin's twin!


Terrible casting! The models all look like retarded scotsmen.


The clothes were fantastic, but I was just so distracted by the urge to feed the models! I'm a fairly skinny 21 year old girl, and I think the last time I had that many bones so close to my skin was in the womb. Seriously, eat something!


Anyone who claims that so-and-so is not a "real" woman or man because they are "gaunt" or "skeletal" or whatever other hyperbolic adjective he or she chooses to use is unhappy with his or her own appearance and weight. Fact.


I love almost every one of the coats and some of the blazers. The jackets don't jump off the charts as much for me. A lot of those coats could be worn by a male or female, they're just that classic. Nice.

I wonder if the assistant that accidentally shrunk most of the knit wear got fired. lol


Little boys in Daddy's trousers. The PANTS DON'T FIT!


I personally the men whining about the "bring on the real men" comments need to back off a bit. I used to be tiny and stick-skinny, and I looked about 4 years younger than I actually was. I then proceeded to grow 10 inches and like 50 pounds over several years, and over time I got more and more compliments about how I looked more like a man and less like a boy.

Emaciated, wispy male models look like boys, not men. Alternatively, as in this case, they look like labor camp survivors.

As a straight man, I'd rather see male models who I could work hard to look like by working out instead of by starving myself.


L-O-V-E!!!


The wool coats are to die for. Throughout, love the colors of the sweaters, but the cut?! Belly shirts look stupid on both genders.


If I wasn't a poor college student, I'd wear every single coat/sweater here in a second.


A provincial chemist? Wha???


those blazers! Those coats!!!!!! PERFECTION!

those cardigans that look like they were pulled from mother goose's closet??? wtf?!


lol at the people who think that you have to starve yourself to look like that.

in this place you call the real world, there just happens to be different body types. some put on bulk (and weight, and fat) more easily than others. i don't think it would be a stretch at all to say that these models just happen to look like that because that is the bloody way their bodies were configured!

as a 21 year old male who takes pride in eating 6 meals a day, i take SERIOUS offence at the suggestion that just because my appearance doesn't reflect my eating habits, my masculinity is somehow undermined.

so stop your gross overgeneralisations. maybe this line was targeted at a specific type of men who happen to be skinny enough (by choice or otherwise) to fit the clothes. DEAL.


Y'know, I have wanted to give people the benefit of the doubt on their deriding and insulting thin people, but now I think it must be because they themselves are fat. And woe to anyone who mentions a fat roll on Christina Hendricks--they are accused of "fat hate."

These boys have thin faces, but their bodies look pretty normal. They are young guys, and many younger guys struggle to gain weight. Some even turn to steroids to gain muscle mass and "look like men."

Somehow the conversation gets hijacked by the Weight Police and the clothes are not commented on. In this case, I like the jackets and some of the coats, and the pants seem to be well-tailored and fit nicely. The sweaters with the shirts hanging out just look sloppy, like vests do when there is a gap between them and the pants.

My computer was slow loading the pictures, so I actually read the comments first and wow, this collection is really tame compared to what I was expecting based on the comments.


Hail to the male waif! Clothes are better worn by thin men.


The coats are beautiful, but a lot of those sweaters have very feminine styline (i.e. the magenta cardigan).


Those models are hideously thin. Those faces are grotesque.

I shudder to think what they look like without clothes. *vomit*.

The clothes, I like them pretty well. But dear god those guys need to gain 10-15 and maybe lift a bit. They'd look a million times better.


I don't hate on skinny men, but when their face bones are extremely prominent that they look like alien heads, something is wrong.

Either prada rounded up all the men with those body types into one fashion show, or they are just way too skinny.

I know some people struggle to gain weight, but some of the models (not all) are just severely underweight. And even if they are naturally like that, I'd personally rather see guys with a healthier weight in clothes.

If they are gonna use those models, they might as well have pudgy models on the runway too.


I'm all for models in lots of sizes and reducing the pressure on models to be super thin, but I don't mind the skinny-boy "alien" faces, as someone put it. It's fashion. It's okay if it looks like it comes from another planet. Sometimes, better than okay.

Again, I like it. I know many "real men" who'd wear that violet sweater. Open your minds, people!


Wowee, the thin hate is palpable. Don't hate them because they're thin.


You know another place you'd see this many thin guys? A marathon or a triathlon. Or a college.


T-Lo, can we have a thread dedicated to body-bitching? Because it's getting really tiresome to have every post hijacked by people complaining about the model's bodies. I get that people have an issue with it, but let's talk about the clothes!

And so I'll end my own hijack and say that I love everything except the camo and the plastic coat. The belly sweaters are better in black, the pink color paired with the cut is too 1992-girly for me.

Love the trousers (especially the brown ones), and I really like the double pocket on the coats. Cute.


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Lovelovelove the cropped sweaters!


I really don't like the prints, but the coats are to die for.


Daxx said...
Siren:

I liked your comparison the older sweaters in the 50's and 60's. What I see that still makes these more feminine is that while the older sweaters were fitted close, they hung from the shoulders and chest.

These seem to cling to the trunk more and accentuate a narrow waist. That's where my eyes were drawn first.


True that these are tighter through the trunk than the popular styles of the 50's and 60's . But as Brian B pointed out the knitted vest even with a very wide rib at the waist and the U shaped neckline was very popular in the mid 70's. Some of them even had very similar fairisle type patterns knitted into them. I also found examples of cable knitted vests with knitted belts for men. The only thing I haven't found an example of is a crew neck cardigan for man (from the past). Men have always worn V-neck cardigans (to accommodate a neck tie?)and the cardigan is named after a man even. Men wear crew neck pull over sweaters. I wonder why the crew neck cardigan is exclusively female... until now..(maybe).


Loving all the menswear posts, guys. A little too retro to my taste, but the cut on those coats is perfection.


Gorgeous!!!!!!!


Does anyone else think the guy in the third set of pics, wearing the green camouflage-y longer coat, favors Austin Scarlett?


I don't know but I love the colour combinations with that shirt!


I would swear the third model from the top is AUSTIN SCARLETT???

Am i the only one who thought so?

i didn't read all of the comments, but i scrolled and skimmed quickly and didn't see his name mentioned.

i hate too short sweaters on men.
sloppy and careless looking.


I'm also willing to bet that TWO of those models are for sure WOMEN.

super skinny, boxy,layered clothes and a very shadowy masculine make-up job.

perhaps they ran out of 95lb. man-boys and had to throw in a few cleverly disguised females.

I usually like khaki on men but the shades they chose are off putting to me.

I can find little to like here and the stuff I do like I like for myself because it would look good on a woman.


Are any of these models all the way through puberty yet?


Hawt hawt hawt hawt.


Most of these boys look like they have menstrual cramps.





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