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In pictures: The first Prada collection led by Raf Simons

By Caitlyn Terra

Sep 24, 2020

Today was the day: the long-awaited debut of Belgian designer Raf Simons for Prada. In February, it was announced that the designer will be taking the creative lead along with lead designer Miuccia Prada. The presentation of the brand's SS21 collection during Milan fashion week finally reveals how the designers' styles have fused together.

FashionUnited made a prediction about the show earlier this week: The first collection of Raf and Miuccia for Prada: what can we expect?

Prada describes the debut collection as a dialogue between the two designers. Simons and Prada went with the theme of uniforms for the inspiration of the Spring/Summer 2021 collection. "A uniform of Prada, of a community, a visual representation of identity or shared values, a way of thinking."

Simons once again teamed up with an artist to create artwork for the show: this time with Peter Potter. Simons has already worked with artist Sterling Ruby for fashion house Dior. Miuccia Prada also being an avid lover of the art world, it can come as no surprise that an artist is involved in the debut collection of the co-creative directors.

This is Miuccia and Raf Simons' debut collection for Prada

Photo credit: Prada SS21

This article was previously published on FashionUnited.nl. Translation and editing: Andrea Byrne