Power Play: Prada Fall/Winter 2012

18/01/2012 § Leave a comment

“Coriolanus has grown from man to dragon.”

“O, me alone! make you a sword of me.”

“I do beseech you,
By all the battles wherein we have fought,
By the blood we have shed together, by the vows
We have made to endure friends, that you directly
Set me against Aufidius and his Antiates;
And that you not delay the present, but,
Filling the air with swords advanced and darts,
We prove this very hour.”

As I delved deeper into the Tragedy of Coriolanus by Shakespeare, Miuccia Prada’s Fall Winter 2012 menswear collection debut in Milan last week felt perfectly spot-on, with its old-world, militaristic influences and dramatic staging — apart and aside from the appearances of actor/models Adrien Brody, Gary Oldman, Willem Dafoe, and Jamie Bell.  While Style.com can give you a more in-depth look at the clothing, I felt Scott Schuman best captured the feel of the show in his moody and darkly-lit photos.  Remarkably easy to envision any one of them demanding to be “made a sword,” is it not?

All images via the Sartorialist.
Text from the Tragedy of Coriolanus by William Shakespeare.

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