MIU MIU COMES INTO FULL BLOOM FOR FALL 2019

MIU MIU COMES INTO FULL BLOOM FOR FALL 2019

For fall 2019 Miu Miu lead the sweetest of all rebellions.

For fall 2019 Miu Miu lead the sweetest of all rebellions.

Text: Paul Madley

An army of models dressed in modern camouflage and flowers walked a winding runway set against the backdrop of a digital collage. Photos, videos, and old T.V’s created a moving montage, the installation was created by the artist Sharna Osborne who curated images of old family photos, roses and glamour shots of Dolly Parton. Chloë Sevigny, Elle Fanning, Alexa Chung and rising UK actress Jodie Comer were all in front row attendance.The collection was strong and romantic, a nod to fairy tales but also acknowledged today’s political climate. Miuccia’s response to this was to create a collection where the clothes had meaning, to make items that you want to invest in, the message was protect yourself, focus on reality and ultimately become your own hero. Pieces ranged from pretty and girly to heritage and utility.Artisanal talents were showcased with flowers embellished onto evening dresses and pretty embroidery. The looks were delicate and soft and played with transparency. The tops of stockings were exposed beneath transparent hems, this was suggestive and playful.Other dresses shown featured velvet ribbons, woven at hems and necklines. Popular styles were babydoll and skater dresses but the biggest focus was on capes.

“The capes are historical, a reference to the past and the future…an invitation to take care of human life…and the environment.” commented  the designer. Shown in a variety of fabrications and colors, capes were the stars of the show. The most successful ones were the cut from speckled fabrics and trimmed with brightly colored faux fur. Miu Miu also took on the classic parker, it was reinvented as a floor-skimming cape, which gave it new life. The focus on outerwear continued with windbreaker-cape hybrids created from floral fabrics, that were shown with full skirts. Next came a plaid coat in a relaxed fit with a dainty neckline.

Pops of color came from strappy stilettos the kind of shoe that Miu Miu have always managed to make so well and so desirable. Burst of red punctuated looks and bejeweled sunglasses in candy colors that sparkled added interest. The divining color/pattern from the show was camo. Camo was shown everywhere, sweaters, jackets, capes, skirts, dresses, bags, shoes, gloves and scarfs. “The camouflage was a symbol of rebellion and connecting to nature,” said Miuccia. 

The Miu Miu show was a great way to close the season on the final day of Paris Fashion Week.

Credits: IMAGES OF VOGUE RUNWAY

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