Update, 9/10: Prada x Homer is, in fact, here. The much-speculated-upon collab between Frank Ocean and Miuccia Prada is real, and it sounds pretty great: Ocean’s independent luxury company has given its spin on Prada’s anorak, backpack, and belt bag, with each piece coming in four Homer-ific pastel colors. It’s understated, appealingly clever, and rather intensely covetable. In other words, a true Frank Ocean release.
Making it even more of a true Frank Ocean release is the way you can get your hands on the goods: in person, at the Homer store in New York, or over the encrypted messaging app Signal. (Kicky!) Head down to 70-74 Bowery (walk-ins available!) or send a spy-grade text to (212) 410-3300 to grab a piece today.
When it comes to Frank Ocean news, every morsel is a meal. In a new interview with the Financial Times, he discussed his new “independent luxury company” Homer, just ahead of launching its collection of diamond-encrusted, candy-enamel pieces this past weekend. Images from the Homer lookbook contain shots of pastel nylon Prada bags, plus Ocean himself wearing a classic Prada hooded anorak—a preview, it seems, of an upcoming collaboration with the brand.
“I really admire both Raf and Miuccia,” he told the FT. “It’s a treat to see them play together and show us how they collaborate. I have had more conversations with Miuccia than Raf. I find her really warm and sharp-witted. She is so open-minded. Nothing about her feels jaded.” But this isn’t Ocean’s first go-round with the brand. The musician appeared in Prada’s spring 2020 campaign, nearly a year after he wore a black Prada anorak and trousers to the camp-themed Met Gala in 2019. He shot the Gala for Vogue that year, and in his all-black look—seemingly drab, but denoted as luxury to those in the know by its signature triangular logo—he blended in more with the camera crews on the edge of the Pepto-pink carpet than his fellow celebrities on it. (Indeed, those photographers were the subject of Ocean’s first shot in the photo set.) While he hid his face behind a silver point-and-shoot on the carpet, his look—a coyly sober contrast, given the spectacle—still made headlines. We don’t see Ocean much, but when we do, there’s a good chance he’ll be in Prada.
Originally posted 2021-09-11 05:03:03.