PRADA’S BACKPACK AS THE IT BAG OF THE CENTURY
Ah, the Prada backpack! A large two-pocket Vela in black for all occasions; a simple, durable, useful yet sophisticated piece.
The money-making hit, released in 1984, gained an unexpected amount of hype for a plain black nylon sack decorated only with the Prada triangular logo and completely changed the label into one of the hippest brands of the day. Embodying the designers’ nomadic, exploratory sensibilities and merging those with utility and travel attire characteristics, the bag could go from home to office, from office to plane (don’t forget that Prada was originally a leather goods and luggage company, just like Gucci!).
Some of you reading this might still have one, and its condition is most probably still intact. Wise choice, good for you!