Prada Driving Shoes are crafted with meticulous attention to every detail, and hand-stitched using the most intricate artisan shoemaking techniques.
The tubular construction and stitching on the last guarantee a well-made, comfortable shoe that fits around the foot as naturally as possible. The upper is laid out and secured by hand, then the vamp (upper front part of the shoe) attached using the traditional and exclusive puckered seam and more than 100 individual, hand-sewn stitches.
In addition to iconic materials, like Saffiano leather and calf suede, Prada also uses fine ostrich and crocodile skins which add to the sophistication and exclusive nature of the shoes.
A single expert shoemaker carries out the 200 steps of the process, assuring a lasting, superior quality and excellent product.
It's one thing to conceptualize an advertising campaign through storyboards, but it's another to bring it to life. Planning a creative change is always exciting, but a little challening, for The Shops at Crystals because we must meet the same standards as some of the world's most prestigious luxury brands. Upon conceiving the #NAMEDROPPER campaign with our Creative Director Ben Ward, the Crystals team knew that the final product would need to be approachable yet polished, much like our customers. Our choice for a photographer to fulfill this direction was the esteemed James White.
White's photos have graced the pages of magazines around the world, including Elle, Esquire, Glamour, GQ, Marie Claire, Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair. He has photographed publicity and advertising campaigns for Omega and Tiffany & Co., as well as numerous television shows and films. Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, George Clooney and Taylor Swift are just some of the famous faces with whom he has worked. It's no wonder American Photo named him one of the top 100 influential people in photography.
We are honored to have White once again on our team ... this time in the pages of Crystals magazine. He photographed two of our fashion features. Marian Kurpanov returns, shot against the backdrop of White's art collection and impeccable Hollywood home. Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at how it feels and looks like at a photoshoot. At Crystals, we believe fashion is art. White fulfills that vision through his lens with two spectactular stories. We can't wait for you to read this issue.
Paris Fashion Week gave the audience another reason to label them the fashion capital of the world. They were the last leg of an extremely long, but entertaining fashion season. Every brand came prepared with a fresh and unique take on their Fall ready-to-wear collections. We saw five trends that are an absolute must for later this year!
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From left to right: Lanvin, Lanvin, Saint Laurent, Valentino and Valentino
From left to right: Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu and Valentino
From left to right: Dior, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent and Valentino
From left to right: Celine, Dior, Miu Miu, Saint Laurent and Stella McCartney
From left to right: Celine, Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney, Stella McCartney and Valentino