Prada S.p.A Archive

In Milan, Fashion on Repeat

MILAN, Italy — Do we really need fashion weeks, at least in the way they are currently conceived and broadcasted? The question kept hammering through my head at Milan Fashion Week. The event was certainly no smash hit, nor did it offer a smorgasbord of new ideas. But all the hammering hasn’t resulted in a definitive answer. I have lived in the fashion world long …

At Prada, Memories Are Made of This

MILAN, Italy — I can’t remember a time when Miuccia Prada looked so happy at the end of a show. Instead of her usual tentative nod from the wings, she walked down the catwalk to acknowledge David O. Russell, many times Oscar-nominated director and the man responsible for the film that played on multiple screens throughout the Prada presentation. The subject of Russell’s film was the mutability …

Prada Sales Slide on Weak Demand

MILAN, Italy — Prada SpA reported the first decline in opening-half sales since its 2011 listing as weak demand in China and terrorist attacks in Europe continued to weigh on the Italian luxury-goods maker. Revenue fell 15 percent to €1.55 billion ($1.8 billion), the Hong Kong-listed company said in a statement Friday, missing the €1.65 billion average analyst estimate compiled by Bloomberg. Earnings also declined, though …

Vivienne Westwood Combines Men’s and Women’s, Moves Show to London Men’s Week

Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler at the brand’s Autumn/Winter 2016 menswear show in Milan Vivienne Westwood Combines Men’s and Women’s, Moves Show to London Fashion Week Men’s (11 August 2016) Vivienne Westwood is combining its womenswear line, formally known as the Red Label, and its menswear line, formally known as the MAN Label, into one collection, which will be shown during London Fashion Week Men’s, …