Working almost exclusively with leather and corduroy to give the collection a sense of “normality,” Prada riffed on simplicity, authenticity and the naïf, favoring the crude and unsophisticated over the polished and urbane.
Emilie Rubinfeld succeeds Francois Kress, who has left the company.
The combined eyewear powerhouse will have annual sales of more than 15 billion euros.
In honor of the milestone, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City of New York have designated Sept. 4 “Elie Tahari Day.”
Though the campaign was not launched as a commercial venture, the showcased looks are notching 90 percent sell-throughs both online and at retail outlets.