In November 2014, Pradasphere was unveiled in Hong Kong, situated on the top of Central Ferry Pier 4. Debuted in London in May 2014, the exhibition is conceived as a natural history of Prada. Pradasphere is a collection of archival objects arranged to reveal the complex, often intertwined, references of Miuccia Prada, her atelier, and a tight-knit circle of collaborators. The singular Prada vision is manifest in everything, from fashion and accessories to art, architecture, film, and culture.
In October 2014, Prada SpA acquired the historic tannery Tannerie Mégisserie Hervy, located in Isle, near Limoges. This was made possible by a joint venture with Santa Croce-based Conceria Superior SpA, a company that has been the Prada Group’s industrial partner for a long time.
The new company’s name, controlled by Prada SpA, is Tannerie Limoges SAS. The purpose of the acquisition is to ensure the re-launch of a production facility that represents excellence in the tradition of skin tanning, with the aim of preserving valuable artisanal know-how.
For the inauguration of its new store in Turin, Prada pays tribute to the city by donating a new curtain to Teatro Regio Torino in collaboration with FAI - Fondo Ambiente Italiano. The new curtain is 48 metres wide and 10 metres high, with a total weight of 1450 kg, and a total opening-width of 16 metres. The curtain will also follow the original colour scheme of the architect Carlo Mollino who designed the present theatre that opened in 1973 after a fire had destroyed the original eighteenth-century building in 1936.
Somebody – directed by Miranda July – is the eighth commission from Miu Miu Women’s Tales, the acclaimed short-film series by women who critically celebrate femininity in the 21st century. Somebody takes our endless hunger for communication, technology, avatars and outsourcing, and blends it into what seems to be a surreal near future, but it’s not. It’s right now. The short was presented in Venice on August, 28th, 2014 during the Giornate degli Autori program. The other Women’s Tales are: Spark and Light, directed by So Yong Kim; The Powder Room, directed by Zoe Cassavetes; Muta, directed by Lucrecia Martel; The Woman Dress, directed by Giada Colagrande; It’s Getting Late, directed by Massy Tadjedin; The Door, directed by Ava DuVernay;...
On May 2014 Prada unveils Pradasphere an exuberant exhibition that traces the diverse obsessions of Prada from fashion and accessories to art, architecture, cinema, sports and beyond.
The Pradasphere exhibition follows the ever-widening ambitions of the brand, presenting a broad spectrum of historic collections, special projects, collaborations and experiments.
In March 2014, Prada Spa announces the acquisition of 80% of Angelo Marchesi Srl, owners of the historic Milanese pastry shop founded in 1824.
Renowned for the production of high-quality pastries and chocolate, as well as for its typical “Panettone”, Pasticceria Marchesi is a reference for the sophisticated Milanese public.
The acquisition seeks to promote and assure the strategic strengthening of the brand within a series of future development projects, both within Milan and internationally.
During Milan Fashion Week on the 20th of February, a new chapter of The Iconoclasts opens with Edward Enninful’s original vision for Prada women’s and men’s Monte Napoleone stores, inspired by the energy and original thought of the ‘Harlem Renaissance’. Prada’s The Iconoclasts series launched in 2009, when four leading fashion editors took over the visual identity of Prada stores in four fashion capitals around the world. Alex White re-dressed the New York Broadway store, Katie Grand cast her vision over London’s Old Bond Street, Olivier Rizzo transformed Milan’s Via Monte Napoleone store and Carine Roitfeld brought her fashion point of view to the Avenue Montaigne Boutique in Paris. Each applied their...
Spark and Light - directed by So Yong Kim and starring Riley Keough - is the seventh commission from Miu Miu Women’s Tales, the acclaimed short-film series by women who critically celebrate femininity in the 21st century. Riley Keough’s acute performance as Elizabeth paired with the poetic isolation of Iceland effectively multiplies the size of this dream-like story. The short was screened for the first time in New York on February 11, 2014 during a dedicated event at the Diamond Horseshoe. The other Women’s Tales are: The Powder Room, directed by Zoe Cassavetes; Muta, directed by Lucrecia Martel; The Woman Dress, directed by Giada Colagrande; It’s Getting Late, directed by Massy...
For the inauguration of its new store in Florence, Prada pays tribute to the city by supporting the restoration work of Laboratorio dell’Opificio delle Pietre Dure in collaboration with FAI - Fondo Ambiente Italiano. Prada’s involvement is dedicated to the restoration of Giorgio Vasari’s Last Supper, one of the Italian masterpieces seriously damaged in the 1966 flood and the last still requiring restoration and conservation.
“Careful observation of and curiosity about the world, society, and culture are at the core of Prada’s creativity and modernity. This pursuit has pushed Prada beyond the physical limitations of boutiques and showrooms, provoked an interaction with different and seemingly distant worlds, and introduced a new way to create a natural, almost fashionless fashion.”
Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli