Who does not love the youthful accents of the Prada sister line, Miu Miu? It might be cold out and a venture to Paris not quite feasible, but we have been tracking the Miu Miu pre-fall 2016 collection and find ourselves irreversibly drawn to it. There is just something so very unassuming about it all, from the checked plaid skirts in green and blue to the forest green jacket in some rather soft to the touch material, the interesting tights and bright yellow handbags. There is something that screams preppy about the collection unto itself, particularly where those silk socks are involved, along with the navy and red plaid suits and jackets, the shirt and tunic and more. We see high belted 1970s coats and everything throughout the line-up pretty much scream Miu Miu.
The brand has grown immensely over the years, moving onto the runways with its older sister Prada and taking over the young adult market by targeting the masses, who just plain never want to grow up so much. While the looks are not for teens per se, they are a classy form of senior high school and freshman to senior college, with pieces available for all who are young at heart.
Throughout this line, we notice baroque brocade in ballet slippers decorated with punkish leather straps and buckles, with bars of glitter; we find ribbed hiking socks worn with a floral A-line mini dress, checkered cashmere scarves, dangly diamante earrings, and so much more. There are a whole lot of layers, which makes sense for pre-fall really, as you get to shed some when you enter a space that is too hot, and add it all on when you go into the cold.
There is corduroy in the mix, on an emerald green jacket with bottle green velvet platform ankle boots; and then of course you can enjoy the cream colored smock with the frilly yoke that is retro meets modern all at once, while knitted capes and balloon sleeved guipure lace dresses really will be bringing in the customer base.
The Miu Miu woman is girly and fun, while also maintaining an air of nonchalance. And apparently she is more frugal and a clear focus, as Miuccia Prada’s forgoing of costs concerning a venue and architecture, thus bringing the focus on the clothing at hand, the most important part of the evening. The show was lovely though, even if there was no move over to a shopping experience from what we hear. We should probably pick up a ticket and head over to Paris ourselves, knowing that the piece presented would all be fresh. Pre-fall is the best or that reason, as we are given the chance to wear it all for months and months on end.
Photos courtesy of Vogue