The brand’s latest project, “Il Palazzo,” is so outside the box it’s hard to wrap one’s head around.
Prada describes “Il Palazzo” as a “series of diverse interventions featuring the work of renowned fashion illustrator, Richard Haines…[that] combines hand-made artistry and cutting edge technology, across both physical and virtual worlds.” Confusing right? What that all means is that Prada enlisted Richard Haines (whose fantastic work you might know from the New York Times or his blog What I Saw Today) to make some drawings and it’s featuring them on a limited edition range of t-shirts.
We had to ask Haines just what this thing was all about. And since we had him on the line, we pried him for information about being a fashion illustrator, which seems like a pretty cool job if you can get it.