Prada Menswear

Ship ahoy! Prada's nautical-themed menswear collection offers cool looks for women, too

Ship ahoy! Prada's nautical men's collection offers women options, too

Prada menswear show in Milan January 2016
Cape coats and sailor hats were part of the Prada fall menswear collection. Photo courtesy of Prada
Prada menswear show with women's look in Milan January 2016
Women got in on the show, too, walking away with one of the collection's coolest looks: patterned knit tights. Photo courtesy of Prada
Prada menswear show in Milan January 2016
The Prada fall menswear collection features intricate prints by Berlin artist Christophe Chemin. Photo courtesy of Prada
Prada menswear show with women's look in Milan January 2016
The Prada fall menswear collection also features unisex prints by Berlin artist Christophe Chemin. Photo courtesy of Prada
Prada menswear show in Milan January 2016
The Prada menswear collection gets a lighter touch with this tan leather double-breasted coast with big buttons. Photo courtesy of Prada
Prada menswear show in Milan January 2016
The Prada fall menswear collection features prints by Berlin artist Christophe Chemin. Photo courtesy of Prada
Prada menswear show in Milan January 2016
Cape coats and sailor hats were part of the Prada fall menswear collection. Photo courtesy of Prada
Prada menswear show in Milan January 2016
Prada menswear show with women's look in Milan January 2016
Prada menswear show in Milan January 2016
Prada menswear show with women's look in Milan January 2016
Prada menswear show in Milan January 2016
Prada menswear show in Milan January 2016
Prada menswear show in Milan January 2016

For this fall, Prada is going nautical and arty. As usual, Miuccia Prada blends a lot of themes and her current menswear collection is no exception.

On a wooden set, with ceremonial gateways, balcony seating and a raised central platform to resemble a public town hall space, the Italian fashion house unveiled a collection for men that includes sailor motifs, with officer capes in military blue and check patterns, and shirts with drawings of mythical creatures and romantic scenes.  

The most striking shirts, long and deconstructed, featuring unicorns, banquet thieves and a couple locked in deep embrace, were drawn by self-taught French artist Christophe Chemin, who now lives in Berlin.

Many of the looks, which were shown at the specially-constructed set at the Prada headquarters in Milan, were topped off with white sailor caps, tied at the back with strings dangling down. And chains dangled from pants pockets onto skeleton keys as the models walked the runway.

As usual, Prada footwear was noticeable, too, with shiny loafer brogue hybrids, sometimes in two-tone colors, that are likely to be a menswear fashion favorite.

Prada sprinkled in a few women's looks and they tended to outshine the menswear, with striking patterned knit tights and a small cross-body flap bag that's likely to be a popular seller.

And the oversized artfully-drawn shirts can be worn by both sexes, which makes the fashion budget go a little farther, right?