In a soaring plywood church and under blonde wood veneer arches, designer Miuccia Prada sent out a Miu Miu collection filled with rebellious girls who find their beauty and sartorial redemption usurping the clothing codes of the conventional and the common.
The same could be said of the iconic oddball Divine, who made a name for herself creating unforgettably outrageous characters for outlier movie director John Waters. Arguably most unforgettably as Dawn Davenport in the film “Female Troubles”, from which the show plucked its soundtrack.
And just like Divine, these Miu Miu models were not to be messed with. They fearlessly wore their tops cropped short and tricked out with girly ruffles. They constructed their knee length skirts out of slices of contrasting fabrics and added an extra layer of disruptive dissonance with a belt in a clashing color and textile. Their classily cut car coats were even given an edge -- crafted as they were out of slick leather, a glossy wallpaper flower motif or a bold plaid check. Finally, Prada finishing off the "I dare you to approach me" looks with faux socks and pump combos that were actually boots, and ladylike handbags that could easily conceal a weapon or two.
There was saucy seedy sophistication to the whole proposition—naughty girls who have already seen it all and decided to pull together pêle-mêle ensembles brimming with attitude and a good dose of arrogance.
This was another strong show from Prada. It was easy to imagine the lineup of feisty female Hollywood stars like Hailee Steinfeld, Nicola Peltz and Shailene Woodley, who were all sitting in the front row at the show, pulling apart the collection’s looks and building their own sweet-yet-sour ensembles for a unique tangy and tart result.