For the second iteration of the Prada Invites project, the brand have invited three female architects, Italian Cini Boeri, American Elizabeth Diller and Japanese Kazuyo Sejima to develop unique pieces using Prada’s iconic nylon fabric.
Five designs in total, will be available through a series of drops from the end of March to the beginning of May at select Prada stoes.
Boeri’s messenger bag is useful and practical, with adjustable size and removable appendages such as a nylon strap. Sejima and Diller both designed two pieces each, Sejima’s long ‘Daln’ and the curved ‘Yooo’ are both convertible travel bags that can be transformed into hanging bags and neck pillows respectively. Diller created a nylon garment bag complete with utilitarian buckles which can be transformed into a raincoat, and a much more compact ‘Yoke’ bag for everyday use.
Prada Invites encompasses an examination of the intersectionality of design, exploring unexpected conversations between different designers and women.
To coincide with each drop, Prada will be celebrating with a series of short films in store dedicated to each of the designers, exploring their environment and works, their cities, personalities, inspirations and design process.
Visit prada.com and @Prada on social media for more information.
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