The Group has dedicated spaces from his Milan and Valvigna headquarters to the ‘Historic Archive’, storing samples of clothing, shoes and leather goods.
The clothing archives hold a total of 48,000 items from all the Prada Group collections, divided into collection and runway archives, in addition to 12,000 research pieces.
The collection archive cherishes the most iconic and significant items from all product categories, divided by brand and season: knitwear, jersey, women’s and men’s clothing, outerwear, skirts, pants, ties, accessories, and underwear. While the runway archive includes Prada womenswear and menswear looks and Miu Miu womenswear with items dating back 1990 and a selection of pieces created for artistic and film projects.
Valvigna hosts the Prada Group’s footwear historic archive since 1986, featuring a collection of over 54,000 shoes by Prada, Miu Miu, Car Shoe and Church’s.
Shoes are archived by type or brand in over 270 sliding wardrobes and are marked with a barcode that allows to retrieve all the information about the product.
The leather goods archive comprises 37,000 pieces including handbags, travel goods and a wide selection of accessories, such as hats, belts, gloves, wallets, umbrellas, scarves and jewelry. Unique pieces created for film collaborations, like Baz Luhrmann’s Australia and The Great Gatsby, and Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel are also part of the archive.