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There were lots of great collections in Milan (Jil Sander and Marni to name but a few), but after having seen Prada, there is really nothing much left to hear, see or do. Miuccia Prada showed such a rich, intelligent collection, managing to show beautiful clothes, while at the same time making a strong political-feminist statement.
So: If you weren’t interested in political messages, you’d find gorgeous color combinations, three-dimensional embellishments, gems and crystals, classically beautiful gowns and tiny, extremely ladylike handbags. If you wanted weirdness, you’d be happy with the usual pretty-ugly shoes, American Apparel-style leg warmers and sleeveless rugby sweaters worn under elegant dresses. And then, politics: The bras stitched upon coats made you think of the enticement usually associated with them, but the way they were placed on the garments, their shapes and presentation (and the overall styling of the clothes, for that matter) put all sexiness ad absurdum. The strong female faces on the coats and skirts were commissioned by Prada to a group of mural artists; their paintings were also on display in the show’s venue. To quote Miuccia: “I want to inspire women to struggle.”
All together, what on paper may sound like a confounding and incoherent head-scratcher resulted in one of the most creative and innovative collections of Fashion Month so far.

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In its August 2013 issue, Dazed & Confused published a great editorial portaying some of the best from Miu Miu‘s past and present collections. In its accompanying article, the magazine describes the label as being “intuitive, playful, clever and contrary, a subversive take on the elder label’s hammering of the bourgeois code.” And since I have always been a big admirer of Miuccia Prada and her two labels, I was really happy to see some of my favorite pieces shot in the spread, including the yellow dress with the peach-colored bow at the neck from AW11 and the cat-printed dress with the puffy sleeves from SS 2010.
(Sorry for the really small captions under the pics, you can read them by clicking on the image.)

The Miu Age
Photographer: Ben Toms
Stylist: Robbie Spencer
Models: Anne-Catherine Lacroix, Delfine Bafort, Irene Hiemstra, Jamily Wernke and Vlada Roslyakova

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