A Prada State of Mind

In the 1980s, Miuccia Prada changed luxury fashion irrevocably by introducing nylon to the catwalk. Three decades on, as she tells Claudia Croft, she remains a revolutionary.

In the 1980s, Miuccia Prada changed luxury fashion irrevocably by introducing nylon to the catwalk. Three decades on, as she tells Claudia Croft, she remains a revolutionary.


Prada is the most unlikely-looking punk, but that is how she sees herself. "It's true," she explains, grey pearl-drop earrings dancing at her earlobes as she speaks. "Not punk in a superficial way, but in finding a way to change things, to go against the system." For Prada, punk is not about safety pins through noses. Punk is a state of mind, an approach to life and a constant, restless questioning of the status quo.


 
 
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Turtle Neck, Size 44 / $298  Skirt, Size 40 / $248  Square Toe Pump, Size 39.5 / $298
 

Prada has a habit of taking familiar classics or the clichés of good taste and turning them into something strange.

Wedge

$198 / Size 36.5

 
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Dress, Size 42 / $298          Sneakers, Size 37 + 38 Available / $448
 
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Pleated Dress, Size 42 / $398          Vitello Daino Zip Tote / $1998

For all their quirk, there's a provocative assertiveness to her designs. A woman wearing Prada can't be ignored.


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Boots

$348 / Size 36

 
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Dress, Size 42 / $398          Patent Leather Pumps, size 40.5 / $298
 
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Skirt, Size 40 / $248  Blazer, Size 38 / $348  Coral Suede Pumps, Size 38.5 / $348
“You can wear the most powerful dress and not be powerful. You can dress like a stupid little girl and be super-powerful. Sexiness, it’s in the mind, it’s not in what you wear. In that sense, I think that clothes are just something that you use. But it’s not that the dress transforms a person.”
— Miuccia Prada

Text excerpts taken from Miuccia Prada’s Interview with Vogue UK

Dries Van Noten

Dries Van Noten

About Dries

Hailing from Antwerp Belgium, Dries Van Noten began his fashion career as part of the “Antwerp Six”, a collective made up of six designers who graduated from the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts between 1980 and 1981 and quickly put the city on the map of avant-garde fashion design.

Known for his use of compelling prints, Van Noten has managed over the years to retain his prominence in the industry with his intellectual designs and practical outlook, giving his designs a timeless quality that many designers hope for but cannot always achieve.


I make clothes people can wear; I don’t make art”

-Dries Van Noten


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Working all year in his studio in Antwerp, Dries presents his women’s wear collection twice a year in Paris. His collections feature fabrics and prints created and crafted by him and his team.

Our role is to dream and inspire rather than collude in impacting the reality.
— Dries Van Noten

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Mesh Printed Gloves

$248.00

Spring/Summer 2016

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Brocade Silk Sandals

Size: 39

$498

Spring/Summer 2016

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Silk Kimono

Size: Large

$898

 
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Embellished Neck Ties/Sashes

$128-$198


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