It was the early 2000s when you couldn't leave the house without a nylon Prada bag to put on your shoulder. Just scroll through the Instagram posts and stories to understand that after 20 years the situation has not changed, indeed we can say improved. In fact, in a return to the past, Miuccia Prada has seen fit to recall history and re-edit the iconic bags in an innovative version produced in a responsible way.
The new Re-Edition models are more structured and finished than the vintage originals, built from technical materials such as regenerated nylon (ECONYL®) recycled from the purification of plastics collected in oceans, fishing nets and textile fibers.
Essentially they are divided into two editions: the 2000 is a mini version underarm bag with details in saffiano leather that defines the exclusive removable name tag and a fixed fabric ribbon handle. Inspired by the mini hobo model, it takes up the silhouette of the early 2000s with many color variations ranging from pastel to the more eccentric ones of mint green, begonia pink and pineapple yellow. But not only nylon, the model is dressed in an exclusive satin fabric embellished with crystals or in soft sheepskin in the varinate Periwinkle Blue and Ecru.
Instead the 2005 edition plays with a hybrid model with great attention to detail and functionality. In fact, the chain shoulder strap is interchangeable with the one in fabric and leather that transforms it from an underarm bag to a crossbody bag, made ultra-modern also by the presence of practical multi-clutch bags. Also in this case the Re-Nylon fabric is the protagonist, with alternatives in Saffiano leather or raffia, a natural and light material defined by the more summery colors.
It will be for the dynamic style or for the minimal ecstatic between sporty and utility but the Re-Edition pieces by Prada capture the attention of celebrities. An it-bag for it-girls like Chiara Ferragni, Kylie Jenner or Caro Daur who choose chameleonic colors with neutral tones. In particular, the top model is the one with the shoulder strap, with the strap that crosses the body to highlight the shapes even under an oversized street garment. But above all this bag, like the Prada brand itself, is the symbol of normcore, more precisely the trend of the moment that defines the obsession with looking normal in order to be special at all costs.