Innovation in design, ahead-of-the-curve visuals, desirability and a dedication to quality – it is rare that we are disappointed by Miuccia Prada’s creative output. The inspired designer has mastered the art of making the unusual compelling, while remaining true to her design aesthetic, with her system of design more akin to a modern architectural practice than anything else.
While there is no doubt that she makes headlines with the otherworldly fantasies that she presents on the catwalk, it is in her quest for perfection in both function and form that places Prada at the forefront of contemporary design.
The latest offering from the heritage brand, the Double Bag, will make its worldwide debut on February 12, with an event planned at Prada’s store in The Galleria, Abu Dhabi, to mark the occasion. The unique, lightweight bag has an internal divider with a flap pocket that allows for additional storage space – quite literally a bag within a bag. The perfect size for both work and travel, the Double Bag is defined by its elegant, structured shape and is available in black, bluette (pictured), caramel, off-white, papaya, green, noisette, yellow and red.
The minimalist construction is made from the brand’s signature Saffiano leather, which is heat-treated and embossed with a cross-hatch pattern, making it easy to maintain. Durable and desirable, the bag is lined with Nappa leather, complemented by hand-covered buttons on each side. Luckily for us, an ostrich version of the bag, in shades of blue, light blue, pink and caramel, will be available exclusively at The Galleria. Prices start at Dh9,810 for the medium-sized Double Bag, with the ostrich version retailing at Dh35,410.