Prada. The very name has developed into a globally-recognised definition of quietly sophisticated style, and under the guiding hand of visionary designer Miuccia Prada, the fashion house continues to break world records, win awards, and lead the rest of the footwear industry into the next exciting chapter of elegant fashion. Luxurious high-end production and beautifully simple design that never ventures into over-dramatic extravagance are the staples of the legendary Prada label. The latest footwear collections include bubble leather brogues, scalloped suede sandals and pearly leather sandals.
- The Prada company was founded in 1913 in Milan.
- Miuccia Prada has been driving the business since 1978.
- Understated elegance is a signature of the global brand.
- Prada is namechecked in movie title ‘The Devil Wears Prada’.
- There are over 618 Prada boutiques around the world.
History of Womens Prada Shoes
The Prada story is an illustrative example of how the ignorant and stifling attitudes of historic times can eventually evolve into flourishing success during a more enlightened era. Back in 1913, original co-founder Mario Prada believed that a woman’s role was certainly not in business, and so there was no place in the company for his daughter, Miuccia. The Prada company chugged along for decades, producing luxury leather goods and achieving a fairly strong level of success and acclaim. But it wasn’t until 1978 – when the company was passed over to Miuccia Prada – that the fashion house really began to take off under the new creative vision of the daughter who had always been denied a place in the company. Crafting luxury lines of high-end womenswear, footwear, and fragrances, Prada now pulls in billions of dollars every year from hundreds of global boutiques, and picks up prestigious industry awards on a regular basis. A giant inspirational leap away from the small business first founded in Milan over a hundred years ago.
Current shoe collections
BLACK SCALLOPED SUEDE SANDALS: As worn so beautifully by the Duchess of Cambridge, these soft suede sandals are set on a vertiginous stiletto heel and feature precision-cut straps for maximum comfort.
BLUE VELVET BUCKLE SLIDES: Produced from super-luxury blue velvet, these exquisite sandals are decorated with an elegant gold-tone buckle.
BLACK PATENT-LEATHER COMBAT BOOTS: The daring designs of Miuccia Prada continue to challenge your expectations on femininity. These stylishly chunky combat boots are crafted from glossy patent-leather and feature subtle logo branding on the tongue.
AMERICA’S CUP MESH AND LEATHER TRAINERS: Originally designed for the Luna Rossi sailing team’s participation in the 2000 America’s Cup, this new take on the sporty classic is produced from smooth leather with breathable mesh panels.
ORANGE NEON PATENT-LEATHER WEDGE SANDALS: Inspired by the dazzling lights of Las Vegas, these adventurous sandals feature an attention-demanding flame design on the ankle strap.
Famous people wearing Prada Shoes
Kate Middleton – better known these days as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge – is a big Prada lover, most recently seen in a pair of Prada pointy toe pumps. The royalty connections continue as Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attended the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace in a pair of Prada strappy, bow-accented heels. Prada’s range of ‘Hot Rod’ heels appear to be particularly popular with the cream of celebrity talent. Some of the names to have been spotted stepping out in these flame heels include Beyonce, Kylie Minogue, Katy Perry, Fergie and Kendall Jenner.
MIU MIU: The playful side of Prada is unveiled in the latest collections from Miu Miu.
ROBERTO FESTA: Quietly sophisticated and exquisite fashions from the Italian fashion house making waves across the globe.
SAINT LAURENT: New footwear collections from the label that created the contemporary woman’s wardrobe.
THE LAST CONSPIRACY: Clean minimalist Nordic influences fused with superior Portuguese shoe production.
VERSACE JEANS: The younger sister to the main Versace label puts a contemporary spin on luxury design.