Exploring Designer Crochet: Prada’s Unique Creations

Founded in 1913 by Mario Prada, the fashion brand Prada really took off and became what it is today thanks to Mario’s granddaughter, Miuccia Prada. With innovative designs and a unique perspective, Miuccia took Prada to great heights and even launched her own brand, Miu Miu.

Miuccia Prada

Miuccia Prada didn’t have any design experience when she became a manager of her grandfather’s business in 1978. What she had was a PhD in political science and a unique eye that took Prada in new directions and ultimately made it a name people knew.

Miuccia presented her first Prada shoe collection in 1983, followed by her first women’s ready-to-wear collection two years later.

In 1992 she debuted a men’s line as well as her own fashion line, Miu Miu, which is a more affordable line than Prada. In 1998 Miuccia introduced a Prada sportswear line and the following year she took over the fashion houses of Jil Sander and Helmut Lang (which were then resold in 2006).

In other words, this busy fashion designer and businesswoman never stops taking her fashion ideas in new directions!

Although she helped make a name for minimalism in the Prada line in the 1990s, there’s no concise way to sum up her creations because she’s always working to try new things!

Create Card 1: Current Prada Crochet Pieces

Crochet has been used throughout Prada’s history of design to help make elegant and minimalist pieces, most notably their crochet bags and purses.

Here are several of Prada’s current crochet designs you can shop now.

Create Card 2: Miu Miu Crochet Pieces

Miu Miu has a more expansive range incorporating crochet in their designs. From bags to totes, dresses and skirts, hats, flats, and everything in between, Miu Miu has many crochet designs to pick from.

Create Card 3: Crochet Inspired by Prada

Not everyone can afford a bag that costs thousands, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have Prada-inspired projects! With their minimalist designs, it’s easy enough to create your own patterns for tote bags, hats, and more that evoke that distinctive Prada feeling.

Crochet Inspired by Prada

Here are some crochet patterns that can help you create your own Prada-inspired designs without the hefty price tag!

Hannah Ege

A life long crocheter and knitter, Hannah is a creative person who enjoys designing their own patterns while having deep appreciation and love for timeless designs. Hannah's first official job was in a yarn store as a teenager and even now they regularly knit and crochet for friends and commissioned pieces. When not busy with fiber, Hannah enjoys all things coffee, reading, hiking and spending time with their kid.

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