Prada has always been known to put on a show worth watching. This gender bending spring 2016 RTW collection pushed forth an understated space aged, masculine aesthetic. From the clean boxy shapes of the cropped blazers with thick edge collars down to the geometric sphere earrings- even the overlapped asymmetrical knee length pencil skirts allowed for playful movement.
Not only were the models themselves diverse in race and fierce in attitude, but their many ornamented cubed-fish-net overlays that opposes the dubbed ‘neck scarf’ made them each so different from one another.
It was similar yet opposite in a way to Chanel’s tailored business suits, but with a much more noticed punk assertiveness. The heavy use of vertical stripes of leather jackets and matching trousers, along with multiple neutral plaid tweeds made particularly for the carefree and effortless type.
All elements of the show fused together to depict a contemporary genderless women, with nothing more than parted hair and a gold dust shimmered lip. Yet the message was loud and clear, Prada couldn’t have been more cohesive in its ability to reflect the goals of high fashion and mix it with current street fashion sense.
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Tyler J. Drinnen, is the Founder and Editor in Chief of iTEM MAGAZINE. His primary goal as a Fashion Creative, is to document fashion history in the streetwear and art sector.
From the lens of an abstract visual content producer, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies from Sonoma State University; where he wrote a weekly Opinion Column for The Star, dabbled with his own radio podcast format, titled Saturday Nite Scandal, and helped to create one of the first Professional Student Lead PR Firms in the USA.
From there on, he continued his work by interning with Sonoma Discoveries Magazine and then shortly after wrote and interned for Fashion School Daily, where he solidified his love for feature writing and working with emerging talents from around the world.
In December of 2016, he received an Honorary Master of Arts in Fashion Journalism from the Academy of Art University – And what an achievement that was, to be the first in his program to have graduated a full semester early – Bringing him to four design oriented degrees in a short five and a half years, nothing will stop him from bringing art of the few, to the eyes of many.
He has worked in the fashion industry for just over a decade, from commercial retail visual management to corporate level ghost writing and consulting. Now, in this exact moment, T.J.D. takes his life public with the independent urban California lifestyle based fashion movement, iTEM MAGAZINE: A Platform For Rising Artists.