Prada Timecapsule October Drop

This Thursday, October 1st, the monthly Prada Timecapsule drop will be launched on prada.com – at 3pm CET – for 24 hours only. Prada Timecapsule is an exclusive product drop of 50 items, occurring once a month, each first Thursday.

The classic boxy shirt, one of Prada’s wardrobe essentials, presented as unisex in an original printed version. The print’s motif is inspired by a theme related to the month of launch and includes a specific limited edition number 1/50, 2/50….

For this release, scheduled October 1st, Prada offers a cotton popeline shirt for both women and men, inspired by the world of motocross. The graphic motif, evoking the uniforms of the pilots, is distinguished by a futuristic design with fluo touches. Available in XS, S, M, L, XL for €790,00 here for only 24h.

Next drop will be on November 5th, 2020.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Prada

Designer Tights


What makes this season’s vibrant hosiery so interesting is that those bold stockings are being paired with relatively straightforward clothes. Update a simple sweater and miniskirt with blue tights or elevate your evening dress with sexy lace hosiery. Those Balenciaga logo tights might look extreme at first pass, but under a trench coat they read almost normal. If we’ve learned anything from the trends this season, it’s that being just left of center feels so right and designer tights seem so much more tempting…

1 Flocked tightsicon by Balenciaga
2 Metallic lace tightsicon by Gucci
3 Floral stretch-lace tightsicon by Dries Van Noten
4 Ribbed stretch-silk tightsicon by Prada


5 Jacquard-knit tightsicon by Gucci
6 Lamé-coated metallic tightsicon by Gucci
7 Swedish Stockings leopard-print 60 denier tightsicon by Ganni
8 Intarsia fishnet tightsicon by Gucci

LoL, Sandra

Stills: Courtesy of the Brands, Photo: © Gucci
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From Runway to Rostrum – Prada x Sotheby’s

This week, Prada and Sotheby’s unveiled a selection of highlights from «Tools of Memory», an online auction to raise funds for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and its efforts to safeguard learning for students around the world in the face of the unprecedented disruption caused by COVID-19. At the peak of the pandemic, school closures to contain its spread interrupted the education of more than 1.5 billion children and youth – 90% of the world’s students – disproportionately impacting girls and women, for whom education is often a lifeline.

Prada will donate its proceeds raised in this auction to specifically benefit UNESCO’s new campaign entitled Keeping girls in the picture and their Global Education Coalition’s Gender Flagship, which has been leading collaborative efforts to promote the continuity of learning during closures and ensure a safe return to school for all women everywhere.

ITEM FEATURED IN AUCTION: GALLERIA SAFFIANO LEATHER TOTE – IN YELLOW, RED, BLUE, GREEN – AUTHOR: MIUCCIA PRADA 

An online sale like no other, every item featured is an original piece from the Prada F/W Men’s and Women’s fashion shows, including one-of-a-kind garments worn by the models, photographic prints of candid moments backstage, polaroid, seat cards and invitations, objects from the runway décor, and vinyl with the accompanying music for both presentations by Frédéric Sanchez.

ITEM FEATURED IN AUCTION: ANTI-HERO STATUE, MEN’S SHOW CENTERPIECE – PAINTED WOOD, 370 CM HEIGHT – AUTHOR: AMO/REM KOOLHAAS 

The sale features 72 lots in total and will open for bidding on Sotheby’s website from 2-15 October. Pop-up teaser exhibitions will also be staged at Sotheby’s in London and New York in the lead up to the sale. Debuted in January and February this year, Prada’s F/W 2020 shows transformed the grand hall of the Deposito of Fondazione Prada into two piazzas, designed by research and design studio AMO. An equestrian statue and a representation of the Greek Titan Atlas designed by Rem Koolhaas formed the centrepieces of the Men’s and Women’s shows respectively, and will now appear as highlights of the auction.

ITEM FEATURED IN AUCTION: CARNATION PRINT ORGANZA DRESS – WORN BY LICETT MORILLO – AUTHOR: MIUCCIA PRADA 

From layered fringes to deconstructed pleats, geometric prints, knitwear and shearling-lined outerwear, «Tools of Memory» features over 40 looks from the house’s F/W 2020 presentations. Comprising the clothing, shoes, and accessories worn by the models only for fittings and on the catwalk, each outfit is presented as an individual lot. Further items include unique garments, footwear and eyewear, handbags and jewellery, which will not be available to purchase in Prada’s stores but will be offered exclusively here.

ITEM FEATURED IN AUCTION: BEADED FRINGE EMBROIDERY DRESS – ITEM NOT FEATURED IN THE SHOW – AUTHOR: MIUCCIA PRADA 

A one-of-a-kind pastel blue dress with an embellished beaded fringe neckline also joins the line-up. Making its debut appearance, the dress was originally created for the show but the same prototype in a different colour featured on the final catwalk.

ITEM FEATURED IN AUCTION: PRE-SHOW PHOTOGRAPH OF GIGI HADID AND RIANNE VAN ROMPAEY – LARGE FORMAT FINE ART PRINT – AUTHOR: DANIEL ARNOLD

Photographic prints by Daniel Arnold, Phil Meech and model Gigi Hadid capture moments before and after each presentation backstage. Totems to the season, these shots as well as polaroid records of the models Kaia Gerber and Mensah Benjamin’s fittings, immortalise the backstage process and on-stage performance of the fashion experience.

ITEM FEATURED IN AUCTION: PRE-SHOW PHOTOGRAPH OF BANGALI DRAMMEH – LARGE FORMAT FINE ART PRINT – AUTHOR: DANIEL ARNOLD 

Detailed information about the online auction can be found on sothebys.com as well as on prada.com.

POP UP EXHIBITION DATES AT SOTHEBY’S
London 16-23 September
New York 18-22 September

LoL, Sandra

ITEM FEATURED IN AUCTION: ATLAS STATUE, WOMEN’S SHOW CENTERPIECE – PAINTED WOOD, 370 CM HEIGHT – AUTHOR: AMO/REM KOOLHAAS 

Photos: Courtesy of Prada and UNESCO
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Prada Timecapsule September Drop

Today, the monthly Prada Timecapsule drop will be launched on prada.com – at 3pm CET – for 24 hours only. Prada Timecapsule is an exclusive product drop of 50 items, occurring once a month, each first Thursday.

The classic boxy shirt, one of Prada’s wardrobe essentials, is presented as unisex in an original printed version. The print’s motif is inspired by a theme related to the month of launch and includes a specific limited edition number 1/50, 2/50….

For this release,Prada offers a cotton popeline shirt for both women and men, characterized by bright colors and a new inspired print to the world of motor racing: yellow, orange and red play in contrast with black and white, drawing a lively geometric pattern. Available in XS, S, M, L, XL for €790,00 here for only 24h.

Next drop will be on October 1st, 2020.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Prada

Prada x adidas Originals = Prada Superstar

After the first drop in December 2019, Prada and adidas Originals unveil the second part of their collaboration and propose a timeless, eternal classic, reengineered for the now – the Superstar. Now retailing alone, the iconic Superstar style is offered in a trio of new colorways: monochrome black, white with black, and chrome silver with white. For a new decade, a new point of view.

This step of the ongoing collaboration between Prada and adidas emphasizes qualities shared by and synonymous with each: collaboration, innate respect for heritage, a passion for sport. Craftsmanship is at the heart of the Prada Superstar sneaker – executed by Prada’s footwear specialists, fusing the lexicon of luxury with the language of high-performance sportswear in a style of shoe that has always been, in and of itself, unique and groundbreaking.

The streamlined silhouette of the adidas Originals Superstar sneaker – an inherently modern, entirely unisex design, first created in 1969 – is translated into full-grain leather. Its origins – Made in Italy – are heat-stamped into the side, a marker of superlative quality appreciated around the world, alongside the dual logos of Prada and adidas Originals, which appear together on the tongue of every pair. The fundamental character of the Superstar remains unchanged: it is a style icon, a timeless item which does not call for re-design, but rather provokes reconsideration.

The importance of handiwork and of craft, over everything, is underscored in the campaign, a fantastical, surreal reimagining of the actual process of creation of the Prada Superstar. Toying with scale through a miniature recreation of Prada’s manufacturing spaces in Le Marche region, the viewer can observe the final painstaking touches being made to each new colorway. The Superstar here is super-scale – this interplay of proportions magnifies and emphasizes the instantly-recognizable features of the Superstar – the triple-stripe, trefoil, and rubber shell toe – as well as the addition of the dual Prada and adidas Originals logos.

The new Prada Superstar will launch starting from 8 September 2020, via Prada boutiques and adidas flagship stores worldwide, alongside selected wholesalers. The range is also available via prada.com and adidas.com.

The partnership of Prada and adidas will develop and flourish. The next facet of this collaboration is linked to the America’s Cup – an expression of a mutual love for and enthusiastic participation in the arena of sport by both Prada and adidas.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Prada #Pradaforadidas

Prada Timecapsule August Drop

This Thursday, August 6th, the monthly Prada Timecapsule, an exclusive product drop of 50 items, occurring once a month, will be launched on prada.com – at 3pm CET – for 24 hours only. To find out more, click here for the previous post.

Enabled by the new Prada e-commerce platform, this new section is now available solely in Europe (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom),
Japan, South Korea, China, USA and Canada, and for the first time in Brazil and Hong Kong, reaching other markets over the course of 2020 following the new prada.com layout-relaunching calendar.

This series of drops offer a classic boxy shirt, one of Prada’s wardrobe essentials, presented as unisex in an original printed version. The print’s motif is inspired by a theme related to the month of launch and includes a specific limited edition number 1/50, 2/50….

For this release, Prada presents a new cotton popeline shirt for both women and men, featuring an exclusive black, light-blue and white graphic print, inspired by the biking world. Available in XS, S, M, L, XL for €790,00 here for only 24h.

Next drop will be on September 3rd, 2020.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Prada

My Look: Glamour at the Pool

With all the safety precautions I am honestly so not in the mood for traveling somewhere. And to be honest, there is no need to with these beautiful sunny temperatures in Switzerland at the moment. I love my pool and garden so much. It is the best place to chill, relax and work. Dressing up at home is also fun … in this sense, I hope you are enjoying your Sunday!

My look: Silk coat with feathers by Prada, Super Eight embroidered lace-trimmed bandeau bikiniicon by Zimmermann, Paris iconwhite leather sandalsicon by The Attico, pearl necklace by CHANEL, crystal-embellished cat-eye sunglassesicon by Celine, and embroidered book clutch by Olympia Le-Tan for Cabana x Eden Being.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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Prada Timecapsule

Prada Timecapsule is an exclusive product drop of 50 items, occurring once a month, each first Thursday. Today, on July 2nd, 2020 the monthly Prada Timecapsule will be launched on prada.com – at 3pm CET – for 24 hours only. Forget the slow movement of our times, here you have to be fast. Stepping into the footsteps of Riccardo Tisci for Burberry, who used the so-called 24h «drop», a word mainly used in streetwear, for Burberry already, (for the previous post, click here please), Prada is finding new ways how to promote their products. However with Raf Simons at Prada, who is sharing with equal responsibilities for creative input and decision-making with Miuccia Prada, we will see a lot of interesting projects coming up.

Prada Timecapsule previous drops and the new July one

Enabled by the new Prada e-commerce platform, unveiled November 2019, this new section is now available solely in Europe (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom), Japan, South Korea and for the first time in China, USA and Canada, reaching other markets over the course of 2020 following the new prada.com layout-relaunching calendar.

This series of drops offer a classic boxy shirt, one of Prada’s wardrobe essentials, presented as unisex in an original printed version. The print’s motif is inspired by a theme related to the month of launch and includes a specific limited edition number 1/50, 2/50….

For this release, scheduled July 2nd, Prada presents a new cotton popeline shirt for both women and men, featuring an exclusive print inspired by the cycling world. Available in XS, S, M, L, XL for €790,00 here for only 24h.

Mark your calendar: the next drop will be on August 6th, 2020.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Prada

My Look: Class of 2020

This week was so emotional for me. I had to watch my daughter’s graduation via Youtube as parents were not allowed at the ceremony due to the current corona situation. I am so proud of her and cannot believe that my little girl will be leaving soon to study in Boston. When I picked her up, I wore my very own varsity sweater. I will be off to Saint Laurent university… just saying.

My look: Crewneck varsity logo sweatericon by Saint Laurent, appliquéd high-rise tapered jeansicon by Gucci, pencil box clutchicon by Dolce & Gabbanastretch-knit pumps by Prada, and Aurora oversized butterfly acetate sunglassesicon by Zimmermann.

LoL, Sandra

 Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: World Oceans Day

As announced in yesterday’s post, today is World Oceans Day, the United Nations day for celebrating the role of the oceans in our everyday life and inspiring action to protect the ocean and sustainably use marine resources. We can all do something for the environment. Even if you are not close to an ocean, you can make an effort to keep your local shores clean. This also works around Lake Zurich. Don’t forget, small acts can make a huge impact.

Today, in honor of this special day, I am wearing a look from Mary Katrantzou‘s beautiful Mary Mare collection. This shell print couldn’t be a better fit.

As the LA MER Blue Heart mission will donate $25 to the LA MER Blue Heart Oceans fund for each public post that will use #LaMerBlueHeart and #LaMerDonation together, I will surely post a picture to Instagram. The power of the sea lives within us all. Therefore I kindly invite you to also share your connection with the Earth’s ocean…

My look: Mary Mare Firenze shell-print linen midi dress by Mary Katrantzou, matching trainers in orange shells by Superga x Mary Katrantzou, Valensole raffia haticon by Jacquemus, embellished woven straw tote by Rosie Assoulin, silver necklace with shells iconby Prada, and cat-eye marbled-acetate sunglasses by Gucci.
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LoL, Sandra

 Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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