Mario Prada

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Mario Prada
Born Milan, Italy
Died 1958
Occupation Fashion designer[1]
Known for Founder and original designer of Prada
Relatives Miuccia Prada

Mario Prada (born in Milan; died in 1958) was the founder and original designer of fashion label Prada, a company specializing in many high fashion goods for men and women, including: shoes, handbags, luggage, and leather goods.[2][3] Prada was founded in 1913.[citation needed]

Founding of Prada[edit]

Prada was started in 1914 by Mario Prada and his brother Martino as a leathergoods shop and he had a vision where he'd see an artist. – Fratelli Prada (English: Prada Brothers) – in Milan, Italy.[4][5] The shop sold leather goods and imported English steamer trunks and handbags. Mario Prada did not believe that women should have a role in business, and so he prevented female family members from entering into his company. Mario's son harboured no interest in the business, so it was his daughter Luisa Prada who took the helm of Prada as his successor, and ran it for almost twenty years. Her own daughter, Miuccia Prada, joined the company in 1970, eventually taking over for her mother in 1978.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Prada品牌介绍 Retrieved 2016-07-26
  2. ^ Mario Prada Biography
  3. ^ lifeinitaly web article on Prada
  4. ^ Grosvenor, Carrie. "The History of Prada". Life in Italy. Retrieved June 2, 2008. 
  5. ^ "". Prada Group. Retrieved April 10, 2011.  External link in |title= (help)