For Spring/Summer 2019, the high-end brand Prada invited three marvelous female designers and architects – Cini Boeri, Liz Miller, and Kazuyo Sejima – to design and create the new exclusive Prada ’s Bags, whatever they would most like and love to wear using the luxury brand’s signature nylon fabric.
All the results were far more versatile than any stereotype: Cini Boeri, an Italian architect raised in Milan, created one of the newest Prada ’s Bags that can be expanded or reduced according to need. Kazuyo Sejima, a Japanese architect living in Tokyo, designed another of newest Prada ’s Bags called Daln, which features playful charms, and a curved one called Yooo, which can be worn around the neck. Liz Diller, whose created the Diller Scofidio + Renfro just designed the Shed at Hudson Yards, conceived the Yoke bag and the Envelope dress, which walked the runway earlier this year and can be folded into a neat garment bag.
The collaboration, which is called “Prada Invites”, tasked each to create products from the Italian brand‘s black nylon. Discover the modern Prada ’s Bags with an exclusive design and get impressed!
Liz Diller, a partner at New York Diller Scofidio + Renfro, designed two prototypes of Prada’s Bags from the fabric: The Envelope and The Yoke. Each is intended to merge the functions of a bag and clothing.
The Envelope aims to transform the traditional garment bag into a raincoat, to protect clothing while on the move. It is a unique coat that comprises a curved top and thick metal zips to slip clothing inside with two buckles, placed on the front and back, can be used to cinch it in at the waste when worn as a coat.
According to Liz Diller: “The distinction between (the two Prada’s Bags) garments and accessories has always seemed odd to me”.
Boeri‘s contribution is a more traditional but exclusive design, with a long strap. Boeri‘s design uses the fabric to create a more traditional, over-the-shoulder new Prada’s bag.
Another of the newest Prada’s bags was made by Sejima. This unique piece similarly loops around the shoulders, with two large, detachable zip pockets at each end. The user can take these extra pockets off and carry the bag with a pair of handles colored blue and pink. Besides this, the Japanese architect also designed a set of playful pockets to added extra details to one of the modern Prada’s Bags. These come in various hues like yellow and white, and different shapes.