MIU MIU SPRING SUMMER 16Friday, October 09, 2015
Pictures taken from vogue.co.uk
Miu Miu, the sister label of Prada known for it's youthful yet simultaneously reminiscent direction may be a little garish for some, myself included until of late - however a change of air in my perception enlightened me to the allure of Miuccia Prada's vivid and striking collections - ready-to-wear and glittering eyewear alike. Maybe it's the daring colour, bold buttons and nostalgic patterns of dots and checks that usually feature so prominently which enables the label to encapsulate such an evocative image collection after collection. The Mary-Jane shoe and a strong, long coat - sometimes paired with a swash of fur - are the recent occurring features of a Miu Miu collection which seemingly define the affair, not forgetting the feminine yet albeit strong pointed approach to tailoring, long drawn out silhouettes armed with frills, statement bags and boots.
With Spring/Summer 16, Miu Miu carried on that effect - but darker and seemingly with a more masculine approach. Greyscale tones were the base upon which lashings of layering adorned, it was a dress up of sorts - but it worked; button up shirts were paired under knitted tops and delicate sheer frills, detailed patterns and that all important patent accompanied mannish coats and thus the mood was set - this time it's all about the detail. But that isn't to say the essence is intricate, it is instead one that keeps on building, firming the idea that the Miu Miu girl is one of bold independence - not fragility - a sense which is highlighted by the gingham checks of the midi pencil skirt and the darkened approach to appearance. The Miu Miu message is strong yet mysterious also, there seems so much more to be discovered under the guise of the tiered retro styling, art deco embellishments and the newly appointed tiara headpiece of spring summer 16.