From Chanel’s Tweed to Prada’s Nylon, Fashion’s Most Iconic Staples Are Suddenly Fresh Again
by Karin Nelson
Last season, Miuccia Prada brought back the durable, water-resistant Pocono nylon that has been a staple of the brand since it was introduced it in 1984. (In fact, almost every look in Prada’s Spring 2018 show included a variation of the brand’s iconic nylon bag—whether a backpack, bum bag, or shoulder bag.) And Prada isn’t the only brand looking back. At Versace, Donatella Versace resuscitated the bold, brash prints made famous by her late brother, Gianni, in the 1990s. Meanwhile, Dior reissued the iconic Saddle bag, which was introduced in Dior’s spring 2000 collection, in an array of materials, ranging from beaded and patchwork variations to the classic Dior-logo canvas for fall. Heritage labels have never looked this fresh.