Whether on Earth or in space, fashion knows no bounds. Who better to realize this than the Italian luxury group Prada? They’ve partnered with Texas-based startup, Axiom Space, to bring interstellar fashion to life. The Maison will design NASA’s lunar spacesuits for the Artemis III mission slated for 2025. Together, they’ll work from design conception through to material development, ensuring astronauts are protected against the challenges of space and the lunar environment—all while looking impeccably stylish.
“We are thrilled to partner with Prada on the Axiom Extravehicular Mobility Unit (AxEMU) spacesuit,” said Michael Suffredini, CEO of Axiom Space, per Reuters. “Prada’s technical expertise with raw materials, manufacturing techniques, and innovative design concepts will bring advanced technologies instrumental in ensuring not only the comfort of astronauts on the lunar surface, but also the much-needed human factors considerations absent from legacy spacesuits.”
The AxEMU spacesuit will be equipped with advanced capabilities suitable for space exploration. “The constantly forward-thinking ethos of Prada for humanity has broadened to his desire of adventure and to brave new horizons: space,” said Lorenzo Bertelli, Prada Group Marketing Director. “We are honored to be a part of this historic mission with Axiom Space. Our decades of experimentation, cutting-edge technology and design know-how – which started back in the ‘90s with Luna Rossa challenging for the America’s cup – will now be applied to the design of a spacesuit for the Artemis era. It is a true celebration of the power of human creativity and innovation to advance civilization.”