Prada, one of the most iconic names in the luxury fashion industry was started in 1913, by Mario Prada as a leather goods shop. Despite his adamant belief that women did not belong in business, Prada was succeeded by his daughter, Luisa, who ran the brand for almost twenty years before her daughter and current head designer, Miuccia Prada, took over. The company, now worth billions of U.S. dollars, has crafted timeless handbags, shoes, clothes and accessories. Recognized for incorporating nylon into their functional and stylish collections, Prada shifted the way the industry viewed luxury with their unpredictable pieces. Over a hundred years later, Prada remains a coveted brand, attributed to their innovative head designer's ability to keep their large following on their toes.