Like shadows or memories of garments, the stitched bones or lacing of corsets form new pieces, abstracting from the body rather than holding it, skin bared beneath. The idea of a train is stripped back to a spontaneous gesture of couture silk. Each negate their traditional connotations of restriction - they are reconsidered, rethought, confronted. The body is freed.
With the ambition of repurposing furnishing used for the Prada Group’s shows, the materials utilised in the set of the Prada Spring/Summer 2022 Womenswear shows – designed by AMO both in Milan and Shanghai - will be upcycled, finding a new life after the event. These materials will be donated to Meta - a circular economy project based in Milan, which offers sustainable solutions to waste disposal within ephemeral events by collecting and recovering materials for selling and rentals - as well as to Dandelion Child Development Center - a non-profit organisation based in Shanghai, which recycles materials to build libraries for children in both rural villages and urban areas in need of educational resources.
Images Courtesy of Prada