The brand’s expanded sustainability-focused collection also includes genderless clothing styles.
Watch out, West Coast fashion lover, there’s yet another designer pop-up you can’t miss on your shores today. Last week, Bottega Veneta unveiled a limited edition pop-up at Holt Renfrew featuring an exclusive colourway of its cult Pouch bag, and today Prada is launching its Re-Nylon pop-up in the Vancouver department store.
First launched in 2019, Prada Re-Nylon is the brand’s flagship collection on sustainability – each piece is made from a reclaimed nylon created through the recycling and purification of ocean plastics, fishing nets , landfills and textile fiber waste. For 10,000 tons of reclaimed nylon created by the house, 70,000 barrels of oil are saved. The collection began by reinventing six of the Italian luxury brand’s key bag silhouettes – and now the brand is expanding the collection to include ready-to-wear and footwear for the first time.
The brand offers complete ready-to-wear collections for men and women (it’s interesting to note that pieces previously made with the brand’s signature nylon textiles have been reinvented in Re-Nylon for the collection). There is also a selection of flowy pieces in the collection in the form of sportswear, quilted jackets, polka-dot pants and shorts and t-shirts, according to a statement. In terms of shoes, the brand’s Monolith combat boots and a selection of its low and high-top trainers benefit for the first time from the Re-Nylon treatment.
Key elements of the brand’s history are woven into the collection to reiterate the idea of circularity – for example, the dresses in the women’s clothing collection pay homage to the iconic Prada Nylon 1984 backpack, and a Archival Re-Edition bag style nods to a 2000 creation.
The black-and-white pop-up will house the full collection of items and the pieces will find their place among the video wallpaper of the installation which will show National Geographic shorts, an additional nod to the ecological goal of the collection. .
The Prada Re-Nylon pop-up will launch at Holt Renfrew Vancouver today, October 5, and will run through October 31. The Re-Nylon collection will be available for purchase on Prada.com and in select Prada stores across Canada starting October 19.