HISTORY OF THE CHEST RIG IN FASHION
The chest rig has a long history in the military, where it is used to carry essential gear such as ammunition, medical supplies, and communication devices. In recent years, the chest rig has become even more popular, with high-end fashion brands like Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci incorporating the design into their collections. Prada’s history itself is rooted in luxury travel goods and leather bags, though it is perhaps better known for its tailoring nowadays. Miuccia Prada has however always continued the legacy of the Prada bag.
PRADA CHEST RIGS & BACKPACKS SPRING SUMMER 1999
For Spring Summer 1999: both supple ephemeral leather, and utilitarian modern synthetic nylon, were shaped into chest rig Backpacks and cross-body bags, designed to be worn on the wearer's front or back. The chest rig is a practical, military-inspired piece of wearable luggage with unisex appeal, though it seems to appear most in Prada’s womenswear collections.
PRADA CHEST RIG AUTUMN WINTER 2018
In 2018, Prada upgraded the initial designs adding a front pocket, yet still in keeping with the original motif.
WHERE TO BUY THE PRADA CHEST RIG
The Prada chest rig is available at a variety of retailers which can be found on Truss Archive here. Truss has analysed sale prices for the original Prada chest rig (1999). The price range fits between $400-$800 Dollars with the average price being $626.