For Prada Spring 2017, brand matriarch Miuccia Prada said that she wanted to de-intellectualize her normal design process in favor of finding some elegance in the here and now. The results were wearable pieces with luxe details like marabou and exotic leathers, as well as two new bag styles: a chain-strap flap bag and a duffel-style satchel.
If you’ve been feeling a little bit curious about Prada lately, there’s a reason for that. The brand has introduced a slew of new handbags for fall, and many of them are exactly the kind of sleek, modern bags you’d hope to see from a designer of Prada’s caliber and history.
Prada is hard at work diversifying its handbag selection season after season, proving there’s much more to the brand than Saffiano bags. (Although, if you ask me, those are still some of the best bags out there for long wear and daily use.) We got our hands on the Prada Woven Madras-Pattern Shoulder Bag last week, and I fell for it immediately.
We’ve spent a lot of time in the PurseBlog offices talking about adding videos to the site. I’m not one that really likes to be in front of the camera, it’s just not my personality (hence why I don’t use Snapchat much–sorry), but the time seemed right to give it a shot, so we decided to kick it off with a shopping favorite: an unboxing video.
Prada is a brand built on thoroughly modern ideas of femininity and it always has been; Miuccia Prada was thinking about “the modern woman” and her functional needs long before the phrase was the descriptor of choice for every designer under the sun.
When it comes to bags, the Prada Double Saffiano Cuir Bag is easily one of the most recognizable out there. It’s very elegant, timeless and has been spotted on the arms of celebrities, as well as one of my favorite TV characters, Olivia Pope.
From the moment I saw the Prada Inside Bag hit the runway, I was drawn to it. I was excited to share detailed images of the bag with you all as soon as we had them, but it seemed like those of us who loved the bag were in the minority.