From starting in Milan's iconic Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in 1913, mainly only selling luxury leather travel bags and cases. Prada has now become one of the most sort after and recognisable fashion houses in the world.

Famous for their 2005 nylon bag, Brushed Rois leather and nylon Monolith boots and the cashier bag just to name a few of their most popular items. This Italian Luxury brand has such an interesting story. In this blog we will be letting you in on some lesser know facts about Prada, as well as showing some runway looks from throughout the years.

  • Prada was started by Mario Prada and his brother Martino Prada. In the beginning the Brand was named "Fratelli Prada" which translated in to english means "Prada brothers".

  • Mario Prada is the founder of Prada, but the Prada name became famous thanks to the success of his grand-daughter, Miuccia, born 1949.

Although Mario Prada was the founder of the fashion house, and was the man behind the most of the bags we adore today. It was his grand-daughter, Miuccia, who was the genius who decided to bring men and women's clothing to the brand.

  • Prada’s Sister lines/ companies include: Miu Miu, Granello, Prada Uomo, and Prada Donna.

Miu Miu opened in 1993 and was named “Miu Miu” due to being Miuccia’s nickname. The line is based off of her own personal style. This sister company to Prada is know for it attention to detail and sensual style, that is created with only top quality materials.

  • In 2013 Miuccia was named one of Forbes fifty best dressed over fifty. A year later in 2014, Forbes also named her the 75th most powerful women in the world, with an estimated net worth of around $11.1 billion.

  • The LG "Prada phone" was the first phone to be completely touch screen. The phone made by LG electronics, was made in collaboration with the milanese fashion house. It was announced by LG on the 12th of December 2006, and had its press release on the 9th of January 2007. While the first ever Iphone was released a few months later, on the 29th of June 2007.

PRADA runway looks from over the years

1996 -2020