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The Harlem Renaissance Hits Prada's Monte Napoleone Stores

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As part of The Iconoclasts series, Prada has asked W Magazine editor Edward Enninful to redesign the women's and men's Monte Napoleone stores in Milan. But instead of looking to Milan Fashion Week for inspiration, he returned to New York. The "energy and original thought" of the Harlem Renaissance was channeled for the makeover; Mannequins inside the women's store are arranged as if they're hanging out in an 1920s Art Deco-infused club, and at the men's store, they're seated at game tables.

Update: An earlier version of this post cited Prada's collaboration with editor Alex White from the inaugural Iconoclast series in 2009. The confusion came from an undated Iconoclast link on the Prada site; more on the 2014 collaboration can be found below. We regret the error and amended the post.
· The Iconoclasts 2014 [Prada]
· See the Beautiful Great Gatsby Costumes at Prada in Soho [Racked NY]

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