Fashion powerhouse PRADA is known to always be on trend, with their fingers firmly on the pulse of contemporary design and experimental materials. The PRADA RAW Special Collection is no exception to this, as black walnut wood and Malabar ebony take on large, structured silhouettes rife with vintage touches. The result is nothing short of elegant.
LABEL PROFILER – PRADA RAW: Masterful craftsmanship transforms the two types of precious wood into unique frames, as great care is taken when sanding and polishing the wood to preserve the natural irregularity of the wood’s veining.
The SPR 26R model is made entirely from black walnut wood. A brushed metal bridge and hand-applied topstitched natural or black leather embellishments complete the catwalk-ready frame. The SPR 30 square front model, available in black walnut or Malabar ebony, is perfectly accented with acetate temples in classic tortoise shades of matte, medium, ivory, and sand-dark chocolate. The SPR 27R model takes on the iconic Minimal-Baroque design in black walnut and Malabar ebony fronts. The temples feature the signature Baroque-style acetate curls and are available in various shades of tortoise, with the Prada lettering logo subtly engraved on the arm of the frame.
This article originally appeared in the DESIGN & MATERIAL issue // published in September 2015.
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