“Most of my work is concerned with destroying — or at least deconstructing — conventional ideas of beauty,” designer and businesswoman Miuccia Prada said. “Fashion fosters clichés of beauty, but I want to tear them apart.”
By skillfully juxtaposing prints, using unorthodox materials and challenging our notions of what is fashionable, she has kept the name Prada synonymous with fashion innovation for decades. Case in point are her new jackets in collaboration with Linea Rossa. Unisex and adorned with archival Prada prints, the jackets are set ablaze in contrasting colors.
Metaphorically, they represent her impulse as a designer to break down the old and make it new again. The jackets are garish and daring, yet they feel contemporary and cool in a way Prada always does. “Basically,” she said, “I’m trying to make men more sensitive and women stronger.”
$2,340 each. Prada at Miami Design District, 152 Northeast 41st Street, Suite 112, Miami; 305-438-2280; prada.com.