5 Prada fashion hits

Once a dusty old family luggage business, Prada is now of haute couture's most influential voices. Here's a look at the label's top industry-shaping designs.

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Nylon backpack (1984)
Nylon backpack (1984)
Miuccia Prada started using nylon fabric around the time she took over her grandfather's business in the late 1970s. But it wasn't until she came out with this minimalist bag in 1985 that her career really took off. Made from parachute fabric and designed for urban living, the backpack that matched everything developed a cult following.
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