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