PARIS FASHION WEEK: INTRODUCING THE 80’s WITH A PINCH OF MIU MIU
Paris Fashion Week ended with an adventurous and star-studded afternoon care of Miu Miu. Miuccia Prada showcased designs that were instinctive, spontaneous, geeky, retro and filled with surprises. The set up at Palais d’Iena was very simple – white plastic chairs with garden furniture, which left many wondering and guessing what’s to come. Oumie Jammeh, this season’s top face on the runway, opened the show wearing a Chevron sweater vest over a striped button down shirt, tailored pants with a pair of neon socks. As the models walked the ramp the collection seemed to carry variations of bulky flannel lumberjack vests, robust leather jackets, graphic sweaters, ankle-length formal frocks, lace shirts and ballerina length circle skirted dresses.
There was a lot of detailing to accessories – colorful basket bags, flat sandals, and loafers with graphic and neon athletic socks. This Spring collection had a lot of wearable and comfortable offerings for Miu Miu lovers to choose from.
Though the collection was a mix of 80’s style, Prada added her own flavors. Each look had something special that wasn’t only the clothes but models that wore it. Prada in her interview talks about the same – “What was important for me, what was really new was, for the first time I really worked on the girls, on different people and enjoying the way one dress looked different on one girl versus another one“. She later added that more than half of the 57 casted faces were models of color. Therefore, with her new collection, she not only added a face, a personality but also introduced diversity.
Prea Vani Varma
Photos credit : MIU MIU (http://www.miumiu.com/en/fashion-shows/ss18/video?cc=FR)