About the designer: Prada
Prada began in 1913 when Mario Prada opened a store selling shoes, leather handbags and trunks. The original Prada suitcase was made with a heavy walrus skin that was impractical for travel. The company decided to create lighter bags and began producing high-quality items featuring crystals, tortoise shell and wood.
Mario Prada, who had forbidden woman from working in his shop, realized that his daughter Luisa Prada, was the best choice for a successor and she took over the company in 1958. When Luisa’s daughter, Miuccia inherited the company in 1978, everything began to change.
Miuccia released her first set of backpacks and totes in 1979, created with tough black nylon that her grandfather use to use to cover steamer trunks. This line went on to become her first commercial hit and in 1985 Prada’s simple black backpack was at the top of every fashionista’s must have list.
In the late 80’s Prada’s women’s ready to wear collection launched with clean lines, basic colors and opulent fabrics that were instantly noticed by the fashion world. The company’s success skyrocketed and soon everyone wanted to be wearing Prada During the 90’s Prada’s unique style made it one of the most influential fashion houses in history and it has been a premium status symbol ever since. Prada’s deceptively simple style has a modern take on traditional looks. These designs have become widely influential causing top fashion designers to turn to Prada for their inspiration. Fashionista’s around the world crave Prada’s cool minimalism and simple,chic style. The brands classic lines and flat fabrics create timeless styles that will be admired for a lifetime. Prada’s one-of-a-kind designs are the perfect way to add cutting-edge style with a touch of sophistication to any wardrobe.