“‘Made in Italy’ — who cares? It’s not a brand strength if you have to defend your work. Mine is a political statement and it comes from a personal appreciation of originality. You have to embrace the world if you want to live now.” So says Miuccia Prada on her decision to explore fashion beyond the Italian borders and tap the talent of artisans working in specialist factories around the world. Known as the “Prada Made In” project, the first collection includes items made in Scotland, India, Japan and Peru. We showcase the jeans made by Dova in Japan (“The world’s most sophisticated denim maufacturer”, says Ms. Prada), sweaters made from Peruvian alpaca (“the gold of the Andes”), traditional Scottish kilts and more.

Prada “Made in Scotland”
A collection of traditional tartan wool kilts from the original UK workshops that
utilize centuries-old manufacturing and weaving techniques.

Prada “Made in India”
A collection of entirely handmade garments from the workshops that specialize in
Chikan -- the most ancient and refined type of Indian embroidery -- and handmade,
multicoloured ballerina flats, sandals and handbags that employ an equally-
sophisticated traditional weaving technique.

Prada “Made in Japan”
A collection of jeans produced by Dova, the world’s most sophisticated denim
manufacturer. The “PRADA Made in Japan” jeans can be custom ordered in four
different varieties of cloth and seven different washes, meaning that every article is
one-of-a-kind.

Prada “Made in Peru”
A collection of alpaca wool knitwear using artisanal techniques from the most
traditional workshops of the Peruvian “campesinos”.