Although I was first slightly startled by the Miu Miu show, it gradually began to excite me with the box pleated silks, rich colours, metallics and intricate latticework detailing. I can’t fully make up my mind about the leather jackets with the floral detailing, but hey, I’m sure Miuccia will win me over eventually.
I personally can’t get my head around how the above dress was constructed, how is the star so perfect despite the box pleats covering the whole dress? And that hint of acid yellow is just delicious.
There is just such a fun and kitsch element to this collection that Miuccia Prada always manages to pull off. The stars, the neons, the leathers and the over-the-top shoes somehow work together and retain a polished, vampy look with a youthful and naive twist.
I think that the genius in the brand is that you can always tell when it’s a Miu Miu collection. Last season it was 1960’s style woolen dresses with metallic 3D flowers covering the front around the plunging necklines, and the season before that it was cat and dog printed fabrics with swirling lines of sequins (My personal favourite). There is a definite kitsch, Italian undertone to every collection which enables you to identify it from all other designers.