View 1 of Lot 47. Black Nylon Vest and Apron 'Prada Invites' Collection Autumn / Winter 2018.
View 1 of Lot 47. Black Nylon Vest and Apron 'Prada Invites' Collection Autumn / Winter 2018.
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Konstantin Grcic for Prada

Black Nylon Vest and Apron 'Prada Invites' Collection Autumn / Winter 2018

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Property sold to benefit charities supporting the Beirut Explosion, 4th of August 2020

Konstantin Grcic for Prada

Konstantin Grcic for Prada

Black Nylon Vest and Apron 'Prada Invites' Collection Autumn / Winter 2018

Black Nylon Vest and Apron 'Prada Invites' Collection Autumn / Winter 2018

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Property sold to benefit charities supporting the Beirut Explosion, 4th of August 2020

Konstantin Grcic for Prada

Black Nylon Vest and Apron 'Prada Invites' Collection Autumn / Winter 2018


Black nylon vest, lined and lightly padded, with pockets.

Black nylon apron with multifunctional pockets, attaches to black Saffiano leather belt.


Special interior labels identifying the collaboration.


Vest Size: 48; Apron Size: OS

Donated by Prada

Architects Rem Koolhaas, Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, and designers Konstantin Grcic, and Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec all contributed to Prada's Autumn Winter 2018 menswear collection. The Italian label invited a range of artists to create garments and accessories, which were presented as part of the 2018 season's menswear fashion week in Milan.


The collaboration, ‘Prada Invites’, called for each designer to take an ‘industrial’ approach using black nylon – the iconic Prada fabric. The brand describes nylon as "timeless, practical yet precious, an avant-garde expression of elegance for today. Drawn from the universe of workwear, the military and industry, the fabric transgresses traditional signifiers of opulence, expressing a fresh breed of transgressive and subversive sophistication.”


Grcic's design was inspired by Joseph Beuys' famous fishing vest. "The key reference for my proposal is the fishing vest, representing the idea of a bag, which is what they nylon material has been primarily used for, as a garment."