Lightweight, ultra-thin and extremely versatile — these are the hallmark features of Prada’s iconic “tessuto vela” fabric. Created by Miuccia Prada herself, the fabric will be familiar to fans of the iconic Vela bags and backpacks. And if you happen to be one of them, you’re in for a treat.
Prada has recently launched a special pop-up installation at ION Orchard dedicated to the Vela. Spread out across 63 square metres, the new space displays an exclusive selection of Vela bags and accessories, now remixed with all-new colours and contemporary shapes ranging from backpacks, bum bags, toiletry bags and totes.
The pop-up store won’t be hard to spot; just look out for the black and white chequered pattern on the floor – a Prada brand signature element. There will also be life-size versions of Prada’s quirky trick robots to greet customers at the venue.