High fashion brand Prada is pushing for the ‘The Iconoclasts’ project with Harlem Renaissance by W Magazine’s fashion and style director, Edward Enninful. According to Edward, “Harlem Renaissance’ was a period of original thought – when creative minds inspired and embraced a new cultural identity.”
Prada’s The Iconoclasts series launched in 2009, when four leading fashion editors took over the visual identity of Prada stores in four fashion capitals around the world. Alex White re-dressed the New York Broadway store, Katie Grand cast her vision over London’s Old Bond Street, Olivier Rizzo transformed Milan’s Via Monte Napoleone store and Carine Roitfeld brought her fashion point of view to the Avenue Montaigne Boutique in Paris. Each applied their distinctive styling and storytelling vision to the presentation of the collection, a creative collaboration within the world of fashion at the most creative level.
Taking this spirit of creativity as his cue, Enninful’s Prada women’s store will be filled with a cast of black and white mannequins dressed in Prada SS14 and archive looks – guests at an imagined 1920s club – complete with glittering art- deco bar, evoking the atmosphere of Harlem. The men’s store will host a cast of black and white mannequins dressed in Prada SS14 and archive pieces, set amongst game tables, 1920s food and cocktails, and the strains of a jazz blues trio.
Models Simon Paul, Cameron Gentry, Betty Adewole, Mariana Santana, Ophélie Guillermand, Irene Hiemstra, Malaika Firth, & Lera Tribel are featured in the latest look taking inspiration from the Harlem Renaissance.