Prada Invites is a series of projects in collaboration with outstanding creative minds revolving around the universe of nylon, the brand’s utilitarian fabric which upended conventions of luxury and became a foundational material of Prada today. The notion of Prada Invites encompasses an examination of the intersectionality of design, exploring unexpected conversations between different disciplines.
Prada Invites – Spring Summer 2019 refines and develops the idea of creative conversation: a varied group of leading female architects with distinct and individual design identities, Cini Boeri, Elizabeth Diller and Kazuyo Sejima, is united through their experiences as women. Here, they are unified again, by reacting to the brief of creating an item of clothing or accessory for women - other women, maybe themselves. Their reactions are profoundly different: Cini Boeri created a bag that can be expanded or reduced according to need, useful and appropriate, in any situation; Kazuyo Sejima designed a long bag called ‘daln’ and a curved one renamed ‘yooo’ – both playful and versatile; Elizabeth Diller conceived ‘The Yoke’ bag and ‘The Envelope’ garment bag with the idea of multiple functions.
Created by women, for women, this new chapter expounds and expands Prada’s ongoing fascination with multifaceted representations of contemporary femininity, as perceived by a multitude of female viewpoints. Here, that philosophy is expressed not only through the items themselves, but through the actual design process itself.
Prada Invites welcome you to experience the thought-processes and visions of some of the most exciting female voices in twenty-first century design.