Prada Debuts Re-Nylon Clothing and Footwear at New Pop-Up in Vancouver
The brand’s expanded sustainability-focused collection also includes genderless clothing styles.
Attention, West Coast fashion lovers– there’s yet another can’t-miss designer pop-up launching on your shores today. Last week, Bottega Veneta unveiled a limited edition pop-up in 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 sustainability collection – each piece is crafted out of a regenerated nylon that is created through the recycling and purification of ocean plastics, fishing nets, landfills and textile fibre waste. For every 10,000 tons of regenerated nylon created by the house, 70,000 barrels of petroleum are saved. The collection started by reimagining 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 is offering full men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections (interestingly, pieces previously made with the brand’s signature nylon textiles have been reimagined in Re-Nylon for the collection). There’s also a selection of gender fluid pieces in the collection in the form of sports clothing, padded jackets, spots-detailed trousers and shorts, and T-shirts, according to a release. As for the footwear, the brand’s Monolith combat boots and a selection of its low- and high-top sneakers have been given the Re-Nylon treatment for the first time.
Key elements from the brand’s history are woven into the collection to reiterate the idea of circularity – for example, dresses in the womenswear collection pay homage to the iconic 1984 Prada Nylon backpack, and an archival Re-Edition bag style nods to a creation from 2000.
The black-and-white pop-up will house the full expanded collection of items and the pieces will find their home amongst the installation’s video wallpaper which will play short films by National Geographic, a further nod to the eco-friendly focus of the collection.
The Prada Re-Nylon pop-up launches at Holt Renfrew Vancouver today, October 5, and runs until October 31. The Re-Nylon collection will be available to purchase on Prada.com and at select Prada boutiques across Canada from October 19.
Written by Kartia Velino