In 1979 Prada released the first line of bags and backpacks made from the synthetic fiber Nylon. While today this sounds perfectly normal, at the time Miuccia Prada chose this tricky-to-use fabric, it was otherwise only being used in military tents. 10 years later, the luxury fashion brand launched the fabris in its men's and women's ready-to-wear collection. Watch this 15-minute video to hear how Prada made nylon a luxury fabric.
Source: The Fashion Archive, via YouTube