This will include more than 200 professionals trained through the Prada Group Academy across leather goods, footwear and ready-to-wear.

The company has said that its hiring plan will allow it to support growth predicted following its successful 2022 results, and will reduce time-to-market for its products as well as fostering craftsmanship in Italy.

Industrial Director Massimo Vian said: “Prada Group continues to invest in its supply chain, consistent with what was announced during our Capital Markets Day at the end of 2021. We have an ongoing commitment to strengthen the industrial backbone of the group, while being respectful of our long-time suppliers.

“Today, we are proud to announce more than 400 new jobs which will support the group’s growth in the coming years. The Prada Group Academy will become increasingly crucial for the future preservation of our know-how and the one of the sector. We feel a responsibility to invest in young talent who will become the next generation of expert craftspeople.”