Designer Miuccia Prada has been awarded with the Outstanding Achievement Award, ahead of The Fashion Awards 2018 taking place next month.
The Italian icon will be honoured at the London’s Royal Albert Hall on December 10, an annual event celebrating achievers in the industry. Stephanie Phair, Chairman of the British Fashion Council, said:
“Mrs. Prada’s intuition for the zeitgeist and her blending of multiple creative disciplines including fashion design, art and architecture since the beginning have made her a pioneering force in our industry.”
The House was established in 1913 at Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, becoming one of the world’s most celebrated luxury fashion brands. Miuccia Prada is the granddaughter of founder Mario and has been pushing the label forward with her unique and bold take on the today’s world and art. One of her most noted moments is the creation of the nylon backpack in 1984 which has had a comeback in the last few seasons.
She officially launched womenswear in 1988 before establishing a men’s line 1995 with the brand going from strength to strength and becoming the must-have ticket on the Milan Fashion Week schedule. But she didn’t stop there and unveiled Miu Miu in 1993, a brand that’s considered Prada’s little sister.
Miuccia Prada has continued to play an important role in the fashion industry and we look forward to seeing more from the designer in the coming seasons.