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Prada Menswear Goes Into
a “Tunnel to Joy” for Spring 22

By The Rebag Team, Jun  22, 2021

Rebag x Prada Men’s “Tunnel to Joy”

Prada’s Spring/Summer 2022 Menswear Show Signaled a Return.

Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons sought out a return to normalcy in their Spring/Summer 2022 menswear show. The designers erected a long, red winding path — a “tunnel to joy” — that directed models to an idyllic seascape on a bright sunny day, calling for the carefree life that we lived before the pandemic hit last year. 

Prada used three phases to tease the Spring/Summer 2022 Menswear show on its Instagram account: “TUNNEL TO JOY,” “URGENCY OF FEELINGS,” and “UTOPIA OF NORMALITY.” The show opened and a darker note, with three all-black, perhaps serving as a metaphor for the uncertainty that we’ve lived in over the past 16 months. The models walked through a winding red tunnel that led into a beach alongside the Mediterranean on the Sardinian coast.

Bursts of bold color brought a sense of joyfulness to the collection, sparking the need to look ahead. Prada’s version of a post-pandemic utopia may very well be the beach. An anchor-shaped earring with a tiny dangling Prada logo hung from one model’s ear, while an octopus dangled from another. Minimal, bucket-shaped bags and canvas backpacks donning stripes were among the accessories featured, along with a ring bearing the Prada logo.   

The best — and most functional — accessory of the collection was no doubt the asymmetrical hybrid bucket hat that featured slits on the sides for holding sunglasses in place, and a triangular zip pouch with the Prada logo on a visor-shaped bill at the back. They’re perfect places for your shades and your change while going to the beach. 

Prada Men’s “Tunnel to Joy”

Courtesy Vogue Runway.

Prada Men’s “Tunnel to Joy”

Courtesy Vogue Runway.

Prada Men’s “Tunnel to Joy”

Courtesy Vogue Runway.

Prada Men’s “Tunnel to Joy”

Courtesy Vogue Runway.

Prada Men’s “Tunnel to Joy”

Courtesy Vogue Runway.

Prada Men’s “Tunnel to Joy”

Courtesy Vogue Runway.

Prada Men’s “Tunnel to Joy”

Courtesy Vogue Runway.

Prada Men’s “Tunnel to Joy”

Courtesy Vogue Runway.

Prada Men’s “Tunnel to Joy”

Courtesy Vogue Runway.

Prada Men’s “Tunnel to Joy”

Courtesy Vogue Runway.

Prada Men’s “Tunnel to Joy”

Courtesy Vogue Runway.

Prada Men’s “Tunnel to Joy”

Courtesy Vogue Runway.

Prada Men’s “Tunnel to Joy”

Courtesy Vogue Runway.

Prada Men’s “Tunnel to Joy”

Courtesy Vogue Runway.

Prada Men’s “Tunnel to Joy”

Courtesy Vogue Runway.