A visit to Harrords London this bank holiday weekend was a must! Why? Because they have pradasphere, a collection of the much loved pieces from Miuccia Prada’s time at the Prada helm. The exhibit was on the fourth floor however there are pieces throughout the store in window displays and on mannequins on each floor level.
The exhibition was meticulously laid out, the main emphasis was on the 2014 collection featuring the Prada white rubber soled jewell encrusted shoes.
Across seasons and years, Prada continues to return to and elaborate upon a series of classic handbag styles in rich neutral tones.
My favourite pieces from SS14 were the artistic fur coats dyed in mink with a double faced wool natte inlay. The use of a female mink in this coat makes the jacket lighter. The face motif is inlaid and subsequently embroided
The physical construction of garments, and the materials from which they are constructed, always inform the Prada design.
Many of the techniques used to construct the clothes are ancient and still require long hours of close work, rarefied skill, and endless patience.
An idea is only good as it’s execution, there is a direct correlation to the care and effort that goes into making it.
There was also a book larger than your coffee table with images of Prada from the beginning to now. Wall visuals included runway catwalk collections, a history of Prada’s most memorable moments. All in all it was a nice set up.