Miuccia Prada speaks her mind. When WWD asked about whether she would be doing a collaboration with a fast fashion retailer, such as H&M or Topshop, she was quick to respond: "[I've] never even considered it. I don’t like the idea of a bad copy." And she did not hold her tongue there. Prada, who oversees the design of both her main collection and the house’s little sister line, Miu Miu, continued on to say: “If I had an ingenious idea to do fashion that costs less but that wasn't a bad copy of something else, with completely different criteria and ways of doing things, I would do it. For now, what I see, more or less, is the bad copy. Also with clothes that cost little, you need to ask why they cost so little. Because no one ever asks themselves that."
So, we will never see a Prada collection in H&M. This is hardly surprising news coming from Miuccia Prada. The industry veteran is, after all, in utter opposition to garments and accessories that are constructed poorly and manufactured in unethical circumstances (think: basically everything that you buy at Forever 21, H&M, etc.). In fact, not too long ago she shed light on complaints that her collection is too pricey, saying:
"People [who] are intellectual leftists, they say I am expensive and horrible - 'How can you sell clothes at that price?' Simply, it's the cost. If you pay people to do everything with the right system, things are expensive. And the same people who criticize [dangerous production environments], when it comes to cost, they like the inexpensive pieces because they think it's more democratic. This is an example of hypocrisy."
You have to love her.