5 Things We Love About Pradasphere II in Shanghai

Prada presents Pradasphere II in Shanghai with more than 400 artefacts on display.

First held in London and Hong Kong in 2014, Prada unveils an extension of its Pradasphere exhibition in Shanghai, China. The public exhibition, Pradasphere II, is curated by co-creative directors Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons and displays more than 400 artefacts, both physical and digital, that are drawn from Prada’s fashion archives and decades-long engagements across many fields including, art, architecture, culture and sport.

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The Pradasphere II exhibition in Shanghai is staged as a magazzino (the Italian word for warehouse), created in collaboration with 2×4, the New York City and Beijing-based design studio. As one enters the exhibition, one is greeted by an articulate balance of industrial elements and lush velvet interior. Embodying Prada’s creative trajectory over its 110 year history, the exhibition “puts forward a way of thinking about luxury” and fashion’s intersection with life—history, art, sport, architecture and sound.

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Discover our favourite things about the exhibition and some of the rooms below:

The exhibition is held at the Start Museum

The exhibition is housed at the Start Museum in Shanghai which was opened in December 2022 after an ambitious renovation by Jean Nouvel. The museum is located in the historical building of the Nanpu Railway Station (its origins date back to 1907). Two historic train cars provide shelter to the exhibition’s special gift shop and workshop.

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Get up close and personal with archive pieces from the Women’s and Men’s collection

The main magazzino corridor displays nearly 200 looks from both Men’s and Women’s collection from 1988 till the present day. The looks have been carefully chosen by Raf Simons and explores the works of Miuccia Prada in detail.

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Immerse yourself in the special rooms at Pradasphere II

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Fratelli Prada

The room recreates a fragment of the original Fratelli Prada shop in Milan. High resolution videos line the walls together with recreations of murals commissioned by Mario Prada in the early twenties. Three recently-reissued purses are also on display.

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