What are the prerequisites for next season's Miu Miu wardrobe? An open-front apron skirt, a flower swim hat, a great mac (either plain in pastel or a jazzy geometric print), a towel for a stole, and a fuzzy towelling robe. Yep, Mrs Prada did her version of the seaside this time around, riffing on a beach-hut colour palette and the wardrobe you might find hanging up in it. So swimwear was the focus here – those swim caps so elaborate for show and more accessible as flowers festooned into bags or as prints on Forties-style bikinis. [CONTINUE READING...]
“Irony and truth”. Two words which Miuccia Prada holds dear as she talks a few minutes before the start of the Miu Miu show. An interplay between past and present, a relay race which starts with the interior design, like a sort of 3D postcard. Untreated wooden walls, the silhouette of a sunset, a floor of geometric shapes. “I wanted to tell the story of a lighthearted season like the Summer, in the Summer I’m at the beach and the beach is something which no-one talks about anymore.” the designer explained, “the location is a celebration of all this, a dream that doesn’t exist anymore or one which needs to be protected. Starting with the setting.”
An artificial Summer that started with a big splash. First up a series of eye candy. The first look revealed the cult accessory of the season: a swimming cap with leather floral appliqué, a bit like a super chic version of a German lady on her holidays in Italy. Flowers also appeared on bags which were carried close to the body, wrapped in 40’s style swimming costumes, a little Esther Williams but worn by a divine contemporary girl like Anna Ewers. True or false, bath robes woven like fur coats, fur coats that looked like bathrobes from a psychedelic maison. Sponge suits with a series of 70’s graphic prints, very ugly chic, reiterating the signature of the Prada group’s intellectual universe. Surrounded by delicious candy-like treats. Sandals became a synthetic garden. Bourgeois stoles appeared as printed towels. Pumps with wedge heels were carved to look like the waves of the sea.
by Stefano Roncato - MFFashion