The Power of Prada

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Hey hey! I’ve been busy as hell and forgot to keep this updated (shame on me!). So to catch up a little I'd to talk about what’s been going on over the past months. And I want you to know how many opportunities London brings us to discover fashion empires such as Prada (and for FREE!). But then I thought... what to tell you about Prada that you don’t know already? Let's see.

Prada has amazed us over nearly 100 years. Season after season they always has something new to offer us, surprise us, catch us. And in order to conmemorate how enourmous this fashion house is and has been, Prada unveiled a month-only exhibition about their history. Pradasphere (as it was called) was showcased in one of the old times classic department stores in London, Harrods, during May this year.

From his heritage roots as a leather godos business to what it has become nowadays, a luxury brand, a fashion icon, and more over, a style icon. This exhibition showcases a collection of remarkable objects arranged to reveal the “obsessions” of Miuccia Prada, as a manifest in everything from fashion and accessories to art, architecture, film and culture.

The main (and only) room featured 6 large glass cabinets, each one representing one of the six “obsessions” of the designer: figuration (lots of prints), animality (big furs and snakeskin), excesivity, modernity, femasculinity (gender-bending fun and androgyny), and continentalism (more historically sourced and classy style).

I have to admit it was deeply helpful to have guides in the exhibition to show you around and explain you the story from start to end (well done, guys!).

You could also wander around the room and get hooked by the tones of fabulous and crazy shoes displayed. As well as other funky items such as the most creative invitations to their catwalks and several books displaying Prada’s architecture and art around the world. A screening room also showed short films made in collaboration with Wes Anderson, Ridley Scott and Roman Polanski.

And as if you wouldn’t have enough, you could have a very tasty coffee at the replica of Café Marchesi, the legendary Milanese patisserie, which Prada has a stake in. There you could find the classics from the actual bakery in Milan as well as boxed sweets to take away and use as an amazing prezzie.

In conclusion, once more a fabulous day out in the City. What else could you ask for?

TCB x

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