Hand­book

Prada’s lat­est cap­sule col­lec­tion re­vives an iconic bag charm.

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Prada’s ro­bot.

To claim that Mrs Prada built her em­pire on the back of her iconic ny­lon ruck­sack would be an over­gen­er­al­i­sa­tion of the im­pact that she has had on the fashion in­dus­try as a whole. An in­tel­lec­tual per­spec­tive, no­to­ri­ously high stan­dards and a healthy dose of ir­rev­er­ence are all hall­marks of the house of Prada.

Chan­nelling those el­e­ments into her lat­est cap­sule col­lec­tion, Mrs Prada has over­hauled one of the house’s iconic bag charms—known as “tricks”—The Ro­bot. Made from sig­na­ture Saf­fi­ano leather, it has been given a fresh lick of paint, as well as the ad­di­tion of hard­ware like a func­tional zip placed strate­gi­cally over its mouth. The Ro­bot ap­pears in a se­lec­tion of ac­ces­sories such as wal­lets, iPhone cases, key­chains as well as a tote bag.

But our favourite item from the col­lec­tion is the ny­lon ruck­sack, fea­tur­ing Vel­cro sur­faces that al­low you to trick it out (see what we did there) as you see fit with a range of dif­fer­ent ro­bot patches. Go on; have some fun. Who says fashion needs to be so se­ri­ous?

Words and styling by Eu­gene Lim Pho­to­graph by Ernie and Bert Il­lus­tra­tion by Priscilla Wong

Cot­ton shirt, cot­ton trousers and ny­lon back­pack, all by Prada. Prada’s The Ro­bot Cap­sule Col­lec­tion will be avail­able from Septem­ber 29 to Oc­to­ber 12 at Level 1, TANGS at Tang Plaza, 310 Or­chard Road.

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