As Fall blankets the landscape with it’s seasonal colors, theres one particular color that stands out. What color would that be? Well, I would say orange but PRADA‘s interpretation would be “papaya”. Truthfully papaya can be used all year round but it just feels more appropriate this time of year with Halloween and Thanksgiving upon us. This Saffiano Executive Tote bag by PRADA (prada.com) in papaya is the perfect functional accessory for the man on the go. It’s practical, sturdy, sleek lines and craftsmanship exude luxury that has become the PRADA signature. It is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable names in fashion. This Italian luxury fashion house has been providing beautiful pieces in every aspect of fashion since 1913. It was founded by Mario Prada and was originally known as Prada Brothers. They began making and selling shoes, leather handbags and trunks. The classic PRADA trunk was originally made of heavy walrus skin.
In 1978, Miuccia Prada, Mario’s granddaughter, spearheaded the company’s expansion into clothing that became a favorite among us mere mortals and celebrities worldwide. On a side note, Miu Miu (miumiu.com), was named after Miuccia Prada and launched in 1992. The men’s ready-to-wear collections also launched in the mid 1900’s and the first menswear shop opened in Los Angeles in 1998. PRADA‘s nylon tote was one of their first biggest releases, which was also designed by Miuccia. To this day they still provide the nylon tote for their faithful fashionistas and fashionistos. Aside from the one-0f-a-kind and sophisticated bags and clothing, PRADA also provides fragrances, eyewear, jewelry, cell phones (yes, cell phones), cosmetics and confectionary.
Fun Fact: Orange was one of the original colors formulated by Crayola in 1903
Above: Bag-Saffiano calfskin leather, golden hardware, removable and adjustable shoulder strap, double tote handles with rings, hanging covered key ring, three slip pockets and one zip compartment on the inside, logo jacquard lining and made in Italy; Shoes-Penny Luck (pennyluckshoes.com); Coat-Banana Republic (bananarepublic.com); Hat-Brixton (brixton.com); Turtleneck-Banana Republic (bananarepublic.com); Pants-Theory (theory.com); Bracelet-David Yurman (davidyurman.com)
Photography by: V o i c e O n e A r t s (voiceonearts.com)