Indulge in a slice of la dolce vita at Harrods’ latest café a Wes Anderson-designed wonderland of Italian cuisine and exclusive merchandise.
If you’ve been to London, you’ve been to Harrods, and it if you’ve been to Harrods you can now go visit its latest impressive addition; The Prada Café. Located inside the department’s store in close proximity to the luxury department section, this café is an example of yet another luxury household venturing into the hospitality industry – and we’re here for it.
There seems to a trend with fashion houses wanting to venture beyond their realm. We have seen Versace’s homeware decorating the tables of Michelin star restaurants, or Louboutin’s Vermelho hotel. Its a good example of something we have slowly had ingrained into our collective conscious; fashion and brands expand beyond the limits of their products.
The new Prada Cafè is a true homage to the Italian lifestyle, offering a refined and sophisticated atmosphere that reflects the brand’s heritage and style crafted in a striking mint green. It is designed by none other than Wes Anderson himself, which has previously worked alongside Prada in ‘Castelo Cavalganti’, a short film from 2013. The space has been carefully designed to create an ambiance that is both elegant and cozy, with vintage details that evoke the extravagant glamour of the 1950s. The space is filled with eclectic furniture pieces, bold geometric patterns, and unique decorations, all meticulously chosen to create a whimsical and playful atmosphere that transports customers to a different era.
The café’s menu features a selection of classic Italian dishes and beverages, with a focus on high-quality ingredients and innovative culinary techniques. Customers can enjoy a variety of dishes such as pasta, salads, and paninis, as well as a wide range of coffees and teas, all served with exquisite presentation and attention to detail. The café also offers a selection of exclusive Prada merchandise, including limited-edition products and collaborations with artists and designers.
Needless to say, the collaboration with Wes Anderson is a perfect match for Prada’s aesthetic, as both share a passion for vintage style and bold colours. Anderson has created a space that is not only visually stunning but also functional and practical, with clever design solutions that optimize the use of the limited space. The café’s atmosphere is also enhanced by a carefully curated soundtrack, which includes a selection of Italian and international music that complements the café’s ambiance.