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Raha Moharrak, Hessa Al Suwaidi, and Rakan Bin Abdel Wahid Showcase Prada’s Ramadan Capsule Collection

Raha Moharrak, Hessa Al Suwaidi, and Rakan Bin Abdel Wahid Showcase Prada’s Ramadan Capsule Collection

Raha Moharrak and Hessa Al Suwaidi. Photo: Courtesy of Prada
Prada has unveiled its new collection of ready-to-wear and accessories especially dedicated to the month of Ramadan. The collection titled Parallel Harmonies and its campaign aim to evoke sense of community that is central to the values of the Holy Month.
Hessa Al Suwaidi. Photo: Courtesy of Prada
To reflect this, the Italian luxury fashion house enlisted mountaineer Raha Moharrak, designer Hessa Al Suwaidi, and actor Rakan Bin Abdel Wahid to star in the campaign shot at the Cultural Foundation in Abu Dhabi. Varying in professions but joint in camaraderie, the three embody characters that venture into different journeys while blooming together in parallel harmony.
Rakan Bin Abdel Wahid. Photo: Courtesy of Prada
The fashion house’s offering for the festive month includes flowing silk dresses, polished nappa leather sandals in an ultra-feminine design in hues of brown and beige, and dazzling sling-back pumps. It also features its iconic Prada Galleria bag in addition to the newest Prada Re-Edition 1995. Men’s garments are also present in the collection with loafers and sandals derived from the iconic Saffiano leather, alongside a selection of work and travel bags.
Photo: Courtesy of Prada
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Raha Moharrak, Hessa Al Suwaidi, and Rawkan Binabdulwahed Showcase Prada’s Ramadan Capsule Collection

Raha Moharrak, Hessa Al Suwaidi, and Rawkan Binabdulwahed Showcase Prada’s Ramadan Capsule Collection

Raha Moharrak and Hessa Al Suwaidi. Photo: Courtesy of Prada
Prada has unveiled its new collection of ready-to-wear and accessories especially dedicated to the month of Ramadan. The collection titled Parallel Harmonies and its campaign aim to evoke sense of community that is central to the values of the Holy Month.
Hessa Al Suwaidi. Photo: Courtesy of Prada
To reflect this, the Italian luxury fashion house enlisted mountaineer Raha Moharrak, designer Hessa Al Suwaidi, and actor Rawkan Binabdulwahed to star in the campaign shot at the Cultural Foundation in Abu Dhabi. Varying in professions but joint in camaraderie, the three embody characters that venture into different journeys while blooming together in parallel harmony.
Rawkan Binabdulwahed. Photo: Courtesy of Prada
The fashion house’s offering for the festive month includes flowing silk dresses, polished nappa leather sandals in an ultra-feminine design in hues of brown and beige, and dazzling sling-back pumps. It also features its iconic Prada Galleria bag in addition to the newest Prada Re-Edition 1995. Men’s garments are also present in the collection with loafers and sandals derived from the iconic Saffiano leather, alongside a selection of work and travel bags.
Photo: Courtesy of Prada
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The 35 Best Modest Looks from Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2022

The 35 Best Modest Looks from Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2022

Milan Fashion Week came back strong after two years in the deep due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Making bold choices, participating designers played with the fall and winter season colors of black, brown, white, beige, blue, and silver/grey, creating an almost dark/light academia aesthetic. Standing out were Roberto Cavalli’s striking leopard patterns with draping suit jackets and majestic cape dresses, while Dolce & Gabbana made statements with headscarves paired with demure silhouettes in monochrome palettes. Versace embraced a similar mood, but with form-fitting shapes, and Jil Sander took on a more formal approach and offered a modest suit in yellow and a grey dress paired with white leather gloves.
Below, check out the 35 best modest looks spotted on the runways of Milan Fashion Week.
Dolce & Gabbana. Photo: Courtesy of Fillippo Fior
Gucci. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Roberto Cavalli. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Versace. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Max Mara. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Roberto Cavalli. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Alberta Ferretti. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Versace. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Max Mara. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Roberto Cavalli. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Prada. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Alberta Ferretti. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Loro Piana. Photo: Courtesy of Loro Piana
Versace. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Dolce & Gabbana. Photo: Courtesy of Fillipo Fior
Moschino. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Emporio Armani. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Max Mara. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Dolce & Gabbana. Photo: Courtesy of Fillippo Fior
Fendi. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Giorgio Armani. Photo: Courtesy of Fillippo Fior
Bottega Veneta. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Versace. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Fendi. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Etro. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Versace. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Jil Sander. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Gucci. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Prada. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Jil Sander. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Versace. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Gucci. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Bottega. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Emporio Armani. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Giorgio Armani. Photo: Courtesy of Fillippo Fior
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5 Things To Know About Prada’s Redefining Milan Fashion Week Fall 2022 Show

5 Things To Know About Prada’s Redefining Milan Fashion Week Fall 2022 Show

Prada’s autumn/winter 2022 collection was a redefining moment for the Italian fashion house. Below, fashion critic Anders Christian Madsen rounds up five things you need to know.
The collection was founded in classic wardrobe pieces

With Kim Kardashian in the audience and Kendall Jenner on the runway, this season’s Prada show was something of a redefining moment for the Prada woman. “This collection is about the history of women, the history of people, not the history of fashion. I have always said this, but now it feels significant to be re-stated”, Miuccia Prada said. “Using these pieces – being inspired by history – connects with the lives of the past. You want to live again, to be inspired. And to learn from the lives of people.” She was referring to the classic wardrobe pieces that characterised the collection: the white vest, the sweatshirt, the bomber jacket, the aviator jacket, the leather jacket, the little black dress and so on, nearly all of them founded in function before becoming a tool for fashion. “Tradition is about humanity: connections between people, passing down knowledge; a human history. These ideas interested us – to look at how and why things had been created in certain ways”, she continued. “But there is only a trace, a memory. It’s not retro, at all.”
It referenced the Prada archives

Identifying the outerwear tropes of the workwear and military wardrobes, Prada and co-creative director Raf Simons played with their genre language, magnifying volumes and adding surface decoration to garments that haven’t historically called for it. They embellished pilot jackets with kitschy, chunky sequins in floral patterns, and adorned coats lifted from the heritage gentlemen’s wardrobe with extra-fake-looking faux fur in saccharine colors. “In taking from the past we translate the beauty, [the] quality of tradition; even of couture. This is always something Prada has done”, Simons explained, alluding to the archival spirit that filled the show. “Valuing history includes us valuing Prada’s history. I think of revolutionary moments in Prada’s history, and we echo them here. There are never direct recreations, but there is a reflection of something you know: a language of Prada. And those moments have helped define our idea of beauty today, which we are now redefining.”
Prada signaled a new openness

With a cast that included everyone from Erin O’Connor and Arizona Muse to Hunter Schafer and new faces, Prada and Simons staged through characters the time-spanning dialogue they wanted to convey through their designs. But it was the appearance of the Kardashian-Jenners – a new addition to Prada’s brand values (although Jenner has walked Miu Miu before and Kardashian has been photographed in Prada) – that really spoke to the redefinition taking place in the intellectual halls of Prada. By including stars known from reality TV and social media on its cast and guest lists, Prada was signaling a wider embrace, which was echoed in the straight-forwardness of the collection. Formidable as they were, these were statement clothes most would be able to understand: enlarged ideas of familiar garments decorated with fun, frilly embellishments that wouldn’t just turn heads, but jump through a social media screen, too.
It was a simplified Prada

If there’s a simplification process going on at Prada, it’s what Simons referred to as an ongoing stripping-down process. “There is an important aspect to me, which is the idea of stripping down. The process of reduction, of focusing – something we have explored from our first collection together – is present again”, he said. “Any narrative has been stripped away, but the pieces themselves have a paradoxical complexity: an internal, personal narrative. Architecture redefines the relationship between a woman and her clothes through something intimate; hidden. And traditional decoration is used in non-traditional forms, to challenge or contradict the visual conventions of pieces. It is never obvious.” Translated for a new, younger Prada customer, the message was this: wardrobe classics, updated; familiar but new; complex-seeming but quite easy to wear.
Accessories included triangle bags and silver boots

Speaking of appealing to the social media generation, Prada and Simons concocted a number of photogenic accessories to whet the appetites of a merch-manic audience. Next to the alien hairdos – a futuristic version of a mid-century up-do – the designers layered their collection with sculptural Santiago-heeled occasion shoes, some rather subversive fade-leather handbags, triangle-shaped and triangle-print evening bags, and knee-high silver boots. But the defining detail may have been the beaded silver chain that closed around the neck of black dresses, attached to a big Prada triangle.
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk

Prada’s Latest Offerings Make Party Dressing Cooler—and More Comfortable—Than Ever Before

Prada’s Latest Offerings Make Party Dressing Cooler—and More Comfortable—Than Ever Before

Amelia wears tulle crop top with crystals, tulle mini-skirt with crystals, lurex tights, patent leather sling-back pumps, small crystal-studded satin tote bag, Prada. Sarah wears rhinestone-studded tulle dress, studded chiffon shirt, lurex tights, crystal embellished pumps, small sequin mesh tote bag, Prada. Photographed by Sandra Chidiac
Over the years, Italian luxury fashion house Prada has sealed its spot among the world’s most well renowned brands, and is much-loved for its unique aesthetic, which blurs the lines between polarizing aesthetics. And with its latest offerings, seen in a luxe spread in the pages of Vogue Arabia’s December 2021 issue, the label seems to be changing all the rules of end-of-year dressing.
Sequin embroidered tulle cardigan, crepe de chine blouse, smallpolka-dot mesh tote bag, Prada. Photographed by Sandra Chidiac
Stark minimalism collides with decadent maximalism, modern elements spruce up classic details, and cheery embellishment adds a festive spin to the staples donned by the models, all in a quietly elegant palette of ebonies, soothing grays, and soft lilacs. The collection, both for women and men, channels a universal appeal via its relaxed, clean silhouettes, but stands out from the crowd for its smart use of sequins and subtle glitter. Add to that a smattering of pavé-set crystals, silver studs and cheeky metallic lurex tights, and you’ve got yourself the ultimate December wardrobe—comfortable, cosy, yet undeniably chic.
Amelia (left) wears sequin embroidered tulle crop top, crepe de chine crop top, crepe de chine wraparound skirt, lurex tights, satin loafers with crystals, Prada. Sarah (right) wears sequin embroidered tulle cardigan, embroidered shiffon shirt, lurex tights, patent leather sling back pumps, Prada. Photographed by Sandra Chidiac
With its cutting edge designs, Prada has consistently challenged the way the world looks at fashion, pushing the envelope one collection at a time. And the same can be said for the pieces in front of our lens. Scroll through to see a sweet polka-dotted pussybow blouse get an after-hours update with a shimmery chiffon shirt, and an equally feminine pleated tea skirt in lavender go rogue when paired with a sparkling black tulle crop. Instead of killer heels, the looks are paired with metallic loafers and sling backs, and Prada’s classic Cleo bags and totes get a dip in a pool of silver for a high-shine finish. What better way to spend the night on the town than in party pieces that celebrate the joy of everyday wear?
Cropped kid mohair jacket with satin lapels, embroidered cropped poplin shirt, kid mohair pants, brushed leather loafers, Prada. Photographed by Sandra Chidiac

Cropped lurex cardigan, cropped lurex crop top, polka-dot velvet skirt, lurex tights, patent leather loafers, Cleo sequined bag, Prada. Photographed by Sandra Chidiac
Sarah (left) wears cropped lurex cardigan, cropped lurex top, lurex pleated skirt, Cleo satin bag with appliqués, Prada. Amelia wears lurex midi dress, cashmere and silk top, Cleo sequined bag, Prada. Photographed by Sandra Chidiac
Photography: Sandra ChidiacStyle: Mohammad Hazem RezqHair: Ivan KuzMakeup: Kasia DomanskaProduction: Danica ZivkovicModels: Amelia Roman and Sarah Ella at MMGShot on location at DIFC and Caviar KaspiaProduction assistant: Rama Naser

5 Things to Know About Prada’s SS22 Shows in Milan and Shanghai

5 Things to Know About Prada’s SS22 Shows in Milan and Shanghai

Photo: Courtesy of Prada
Taking the “less is more” route, Prada’s SS22 collection explored the idea of seduction but in a rather subtle manner. Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons unveiled the collection titled Seduction, Stripped Down across two concurrent shows in Milan and Shanghai.
Here are five things to know about the Prada SS22 collection.
Photo: Courtesy of Prada
1. It is a reimagination of historical ideas around seduction
The collection features historically prominent clothing associated with seduction reimagined in a way that is less restrictive and more fluid. This is showcased through the use of deconstructed elements such as corsets with boning and laces across jackets, gowns, and the placement of bra-like padding and wiring on knitwear.
Photo: Courtesy of Prada

2. It juxtaposed eveningwear with daytime looks
The collection reimagines conventional evening wear while using elements central to it, to create a realistic contrast with everyday clothing. Think satin miniskirts with trains paired with jackets, pastel pink backless satin dresses, and fiery red lace gowns with corset bone detailing.
Photo: Courtesy of Prada
3. It marked Raf Simon’s first physical runway show with Prada
Raf Simons took on the role of co-creative director of Prada, alongside Miuccia Prada in 2020. Following the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, all of the subsequent collections have been unveiled digitally. With Covid-19 restrictions being eased worldwide, this is the duo’s first full-fledged in-person show.
Above, Milan; below, Shanghai
4. The set material from the shows will be upcycled
Following both Milan and Shanghai shows, the materials used on the set will be upcycled. They will be donated to both Meta and the Dandelion Child Development Center. Meta is a Milan-based circular economy project that creates sustainable solutions for waste disposal and the Dandelion Child Development Center is a Shanghai-based nonprofit that recycles materials to build libraries for children in need.
Photo: Courtesy of Prada
5. Technology bridged the gap between the two concurrent shows
The collection was presented in two shows in Milan’s Deposito of the Fondazione Prada, and Shanghai’s Bund 1 with technology bridging the physical gap between them. “Synchronous and simultaneous views epitomize the modern world: we observe, interact and communicate in a multitude of manners,” the fashion house details in a statement. The unique unveiling of the collection brought two different audiences together as well as global audiences via the internet.
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Prada is Behind This Summer’s Cult Earrings

Prada is Behind This Summer’s Cult Earrings

Photo: Courtesy of Prada
“It’s a beginning,” mused Miuccia Prada at the press conference on Prada’s spring/summer 2021 collection—the very first she created in unison with her new co-creative director, Raf Simons. With the Belgian designer at her side, Miuccia presented what Prada does best: a series of modern essentials.
Photo: Courtesy of Prada
The Prada logo took center stage. Hero pieces included sporty-chic, low-heel sling-backs, but it was the 925 sterling silver plaque studs and Symbole pendant earrings that really caught Prada fans’ beady eyes.
Photo: Instagram: @Dualipa
The jewels chimed with the logomania renaissance and proved an accessible way for Gen-Z customers to gain access to Miuccia x Raf. The punky studs were worn on different parts of the ear, offering a refreshingly contemporary—and instantly Instagrammable—styling trick. The swing tag versions, featuring a shimmering silver motif suspended upon a hoop earring, caused quite the commotion, too. The duo’s following autumn/winter 2021 collection solidified the logo plaque gems as a new-age Prada signature: the earrings reappeared in cherry-red and sunshine-yellow, offsetting the jazzy retro prints worn by the models.
Photo: Courtesy of Prada
Maybe the Zoom landscape and terms like “waist-up dressing” inspired the power pair to create jewels to suit our daily screen-bound fashion needs. Statement jewelry—specifically video call-friendly earrings—is an easy way to elevate any look, and provide the ultimate nod to your favorite brand. What’s more, the triangular emblem resonates with younger Prada fans, partly thanks to the resurgence of the well-loved Re-Nylon Re-Edition shoulder bags.
Photo: Instagram: @Stormreid
Trend follower Dua Lipa owns both the Symbole earrings and the Re-Edition bag. She wore the former for a series of holiday snaps, in which she also wears a pristine white mini from The Attico, Balenciaga shield sunglasses, and holographic flip-flop platforms. Elsewhere, Storm Reid wowed on the red carpet in showstopper custom eyelet-adorned Prada separates, fastening her hair in an incredible 13-foot braided ponytail to let her earrings shine.
It’s down to personal preference whether you pick the studs or the solo Symboles, but one thing’s for sure: both logo gems are a surefire summer winner.

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Originally published on Vogue.com

Forget the Mini Bag, Prada Presents its Most Ingenious ‘Handbag’ Yet

Forget the Mini Bag, Prada Presents its Most Ingenious ‘Handbag’ Yet

As 2021 shapes up to be the year that we return to the dancefloor, Mrs Prada and Raf Simons were on hand to deliver a chic memorandum on how to dress up for the club. If, like us, you’ve forgotten how to wear anything that’s not elasticated, Prada’s FW21 collection will offer a succinct sartorial guide. Note the sequin-coated slips (guaranteed to shimmer when you dance), the swaddling nylon and faux-fur coats (ideal to ward off the chill while you wait for the Uber) and the throbbing Richie Hawtin soundtrack.
The ingenious, finishing touch? A haute glove purse that will see you bypass the coat check and go entirely ‘hands-free’. From zinging geometric opera gloves (styled with faux-fur shawls, cinching polo-neck knit catsuits and plunging sweater dresses) to neat gauntlets — the practical pouches we’ve all been hooked on ever since the rebirth of the bum bag (circa 2017) have undergone an alluring overhaul. (Think: Hitchcock heroine does Berghain).
Granted, there’s just enough room for a lip balm plus a single house key and certainly no space for a smartphone. Which is perhaps the most powerful Prada-Simons addendum of all — the suggestion that when we return to the dancefloor this fall, we can leave the content-making at home and just enjoy the moment. Something Marc Jacobs referred to in the post-show round table as “the art of living”.
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Originally published on Vogue.co.uk

Your Virtual Front Row Pass to Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons’ First Fall Show Together

Your Virtual Front Row Pass to Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons’ First Fall Show Together

Prada ready-to-wear spring/summer 2021. Courtesy of Prada

Milan Fashion Week kicked off yesterday with Kim Jones presenting his first ready-to-wear collection for Fendi. Today, February 25, designers Raf Simons and Miuccia Prada will debut their fall/winter 2021 womenswear collection for Prada.
The show is set to take place at 5pm GST today from an unknown location housing a set designed by Rem Koolhaas of AMO. The architect was also enlisted to design faux-fur-covered geometric rooms for Prada’s fall/winter 2021 menswear show, so viewers can expect a similar abstract set concept today. Like other shows this season, Prada will also not have a live audience. However, viewers tune into a conversation between Prada and Simons as the duo dives into the third installment of Prada Intersections. The conversation will feature virtual appearances from close friends of the fashion house like designer Marc Jacobs, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Lee Daniels, musician DJ Richie Hawtin, as well as Koolhaas, while YouTube head of fashion and beauty, Derek Blasberg, will moderate the event.
Tune in via the live stream below today, February 25, at 5pm GST, to watch the Prada fall/winter 2021 show in action.

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Now Available in Dubai, Miu Miu’s Upcycled Vintage Dresses are Wardrobe Treasures

Now Available in Dubai, Miu Miu’s Upcycled Vintage Dresses are Wardrobe Treasures

Seven out the 80 unique dresses at the Miu Miu boutique at The Dubai Mall. Photo: Courtesy of Miu Miu

Anyone who loves sourcing vintage clothing knows that wearing an item with history is a feeling unlike any other. Vintage finds are also the building blocks of a sustainable wardrobe, and when upcycled, can be pieces to treasure forever. Miuccia Prada is of the same mind, as she continues to champion sustainable fashion with the Upcycled by Miu Miu collection.
It is made up of 80 one-off vintage dresses that are reworked while still keeping the “memory” of the originals intact by preserving the fabric. The dresses are anonymous finds from the 30s and 80s, carefully sourced from vintage clothing stores and markets around the world. Every piece was then transformed as per the Miu Miu DNA, reflected in the use of the brand’s signature collar, bows, and embellishments. No two dresses are the same, and this is ensured by the painstaking hand-work on each of the pieces.

The collection is available across nine selected Miu Miu stores worldwide, however, seven out of the 80 dresses are being sold exclusively at the label’s boutique in Fashion Avenue, The Dubai Mall throughout February. If a shopper wishes to buy a dress outside of of the local selection, the boutique offers the option of placing a special order and then transferring the piece.
The designs were unveiled towards the end of 2020, following the sustainability initiatives of a number of designers and labels including Maison Margiela’s upcycled ‘Recicla’ pieces, Gabriela Hearst’s appointment as Chloé’s creative director, and Coach’s reworked 70s bags to name a few. The collection is also one of Mrs Prada’s steps in maintaining a circular fashion system, with the designer launching the Prada Re-Nylon collection in 2019, which used econyl — a regenerated-nylon yarn crafted from reclaimed ocean plastics, and fishing nets.
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