Frank Ocean’s Homer x Prada collaboration is here
Update, 9/10: Prada x Homer is, in fact, here. The highly speculated collaboration between Frank Ocean and Miuccia Prada is real, and it looks pretty good: Ocean’s independent luxury company has given Prada’s anorak, backpack and belt bag its turn, each piece being available in four Homer-ific pastels. It’s understated, attractive and smart, and quite intensely coveted. In other words, a real Frank Ocean outing.
Make it even Following of a true version of Frank Ocean is how you can get your hands on the merchandise: in person, at the Homer store in New York City, or through the Signal encrypted messaging app. (Kicky!) Meet at 70-74 Bowery (no appointments available!)
As far as Frank Ocean news goes, every bite is a meal. In a new interview with the Financial Time, he opened up about his new “independent luxury business” Homer, just before launching his collection of diamond-encrusted candy-enamel pieces last weekend. Images in the Homer lookbook contain photos of pastel nylon Prada bags, as well as Ocean himself wearing a classic Prada hooded anorak, a preview, it seems, of an upcoming collaboration with the brand.
“I really admire Raf and Miuccia,” he told the FT. “It’s a treat to see them play together and show us how they work together. I had more conversations with Miuccia than with Raf. I find her really warm and quick-witted. She’s so open-minded. Nothing about her seems jaded. But this is not Ocean’s first round with the brand. The musician appeared in Prada’s Spring 2020 campaign, nearly a year after wearing a black Prada anorak and pants at the camp-themed Met Gala in 2019. He shot the gala for Vogue that year, and in his all-black look – seemingly drab, but referred to as a luxury for connoisseurs by his iconic triangular logo – he mingles more with the film crews on the edge of the Pepto-pink carpet than his fellow celebrities on it. (Indeed, these photographers were the subject of Ocean’s first snap in the photo series.) As he hid his face behind a silver point-and-shoot on the carpet, his gaze – a shy, understated contrast , given the show – always made headlines. . We don’t see Ocean much, but when we do, there’s a good chance he’s in Prada.