pradasphere at harrods was one of the highlights of my recent trip to london!

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i had heard about the retrospective and i really wanted to see it. so i went there on my first day. unfortunately, i had no idea that the entry was invitation-only on that day. luckily, my plane was delayed on sunday. so i had the chance to finally see the exhibition. better late than never!

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it was everything i expected and more: decades of collections, of contemporary art and of yachting. the entire prada universe was represented and distilled, both in the exhibits as well as in the giant catalog.

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i saw a wonderful best-of of past collections as well as many examples of intricate craftsmanship. prada is there, in the embroidered beads, daring cuts and fearless combinations. in the wall of ever-changing images. those were nineties pictures that i used to tear from magazines and pin on my wall. but also works of art by contemporary artists and unbelievable collaborations with starchitects.

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i love prada so i couldn’t just go through the exhibits. i checked it all out: the selection of show invitations, the transformer model for the real life structure made with rem koolhaas and the vintage products that predated miuccia’s reign.

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if you have been following prada’s activity, this is reminiscing. if you are a beginner, this is an introduction. either way, it’s a wonderfully detailed retrospective of one of the most inventive and bold brands out there. congratulations!

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you can still catch the pradasphere until may the 31st. if you can’t make it, just click here to explore it. enjoy!

photo credits: little aesthete