Miu Miu’s Spring Collection In Fashion Week 2017


Miuccia Prada’s show might close out the season, but she doesn’t have big shoes to fill. Instead, she sets the tone for the months ahead, sending us away with clothes that are spunky, but thoughtful too. If anything, Ms. Prada sets the standard for next Fashion Week for miu miu outlet uk, because nobody forgets a RTW runway like hers.

This season, Miuccia did not draw from any one era or design for any one type of woman, though this is always the case. While retro beach silhouettes (complete with pool caps some street style stars will wear) came right out of the ’50s, throw on one of the furry robe coats or the day dresses for miu miu sale online with groovy floral appliqué, and it’s a straight shot to the ’70s. You might as well be Marcia Brady.

The sophisticated power women of the world, who love a look with a little style wink, will appreciate the sleek suiting: blazers fit to the curve paired with punchy-patterned pencil skirts and coordinates with candy-colored pinstripes. Meanwhile, if you like a little sex appeal, look to Gigi Hadid’s hot shorts or the embroidered bustiers that you can wear over your clothes, or rather nothing at all.

The Miu Miu Handbags Outlet spectrum of style is perhaps best articulated with a look at the shoes. Two-toned platforms were sky high, for the performer, but classic flower slides were luxe and low key; cool, but not overpowering. Whether you stay grounded or soar to new heights, you will be wearing an It shoe — the Miu Miu brand promises that. Same goes for the bags — there will be just as many girls here for the new bucket silhouette as there will be for the textured-leather clutches that come in python or with ruffled edges.

How many shows has Giambattista Valli produced this season? Four! Two in Milan and two in Paris – if you count the Moncler Gamme Rouge collection today, the last day of the French fashion season. And the wonder of his output is that it never looks staid or dull. Roll out the rocky scenery! Set up the video of blue sky and undulating best miu miu replica bags hillocks! Take Moncler’s symbolic red, white, and blue stripes – and off we go.
Valli’s shows do not fall far from the tree. The designer might have presented a similar show before of a Swiss Miss in Heidi country – but that didn’t matter. There were all sorts of new fabric effects, especially a silvered on a cape with red embroidery on its back. The touch of silver ran through from flat sandals to metallic leather shorts or even sparkles on a lace flowered coat.


The designer always has something to add to the brisk, sporty clothes. This time it was drawings, executed with a fine nib to create the effect of Piero Fornasetti’s meticulous handwork. There is nothing complicated about the Moncler vision, but Valli always has a story to tell. In this collection I read it as the French Foreign Legion crossing the desert. The clothes, with their small, neat shapes, definitely had a French vibe. But whatever was in the designer’s mind, he presented it with panache.

Miu Miu – or rather the show’s models – seemed to be having a bad cheap miu miu handbags hair day, from the first not-quite-beach outfit in black decorated with cross-stitch. Old fashioned swimming caps, decorated with rubber flowers, were on offer, while some of the other headgear had a sci-fi look or might even have been a digital device. But mostly they just seemed like accessories to brighten up tailored outfits – add a scarf with graphic leaves or a coat covered in a similar print, and there was Miu Miu’s summer look.

The show seemed slight as well as light – but then came colours to match the bold blocks painted on walls and floor. The dresses or trouser suits in geometric patterns gave a burst of summer in their green and turquoise, orange, brown, and pink, or checkered patterns showing hazily through nylon. So what was the conclusion about the swimming caps? Just a decorative flourish to brighten up the show.

THE RICH, SWOONING voice of Elvis, the sweeping music of Rachmaninoff, and a womanly calm closed the international season in Paris. The collection of shapely clothes, rounded at the bosom and with ankle-deep hemlines, came from the most unlikely source: Miuccia Prada in her Miu Miu Handbags Uk collection. “Beauty in different ways – just beauty,” said the Italian designer, whose deliberately “ugly” aesthetic changed the face of fashion in the 1990s.

But gone were the sour colours, the awkward cutting, and the harsh mixes. The front row of ultra-young movie stars in the making would have recognised the power of denim, although so many jackets and dresses with graceful bust lines were a surprise from Miuccia.


Not so the shoes, which had a typical Prada perversity in stilettos with a coin-sized disc as spike hit floor. The audience was willing the models, slightly heavier and more rounded than usual, to make it down the runway. This was “Jolie Madame” country; pearls at the neck and thick upholstery-like fabrics with Art Nouveau-style patterns. The alternative to long skirts was just as retro: jodhpur trousers.

But there was charm and joy in this collection too. Of course those Miu Miu Outlet sweater sets, the velvet with denim, and the damask coats and skirts were aching with irony. But this something different from Miu Miu might just light a fire for next season.

The Elvis voice soared through “Surrender”. And why wouldn’t we?

SS17 finale For Miu Miu: Life’s a beach at uk

You never know what to expect with Miu Miu collections. Will it be a classic? Will it be a bit, well, odd? Will it be full of light and airy clothes for autumn or cosy coats for spring? Well one thing was clear yesterday, this was definitely a spring/summer show as Miuccia Prada sent out a collection that had Hot Weather Style written all over it.


Was it a classic? Not quite. There have been better Miu Miu collections but that’s not to say it wasn’t good. There was lots to wear and lots we can learn to love, even if few of the pieces felt like the kind of must-haves that will still be trading at high prices on eBay in a few years’ time.

Despite the rather grim-faced models, it looked like a collection that’s about having fun, as well as one to wear for everyday living. I’m not so sure whether we’re meant to take those retro ‘swimming cap’ hats seriously. Personally I love them (I actually bought a 60s one off eBay a few months back, but I’ve never actually worn it, my aversion to never getting wet slightly getting in the way).

Whether the Miu Miu girl/woman will dive into them is another question. Some will. But then there are always the diehards who’d wear a cardboard box if Miuccia Prada, Jonathan Anderson or Alessandro Michele told them it was cool. They looked good on the models yesterday, it remains to be seen whether they’ll translate to real life.

But as I said, those swimming caps certainly made a point about this collection’s celebration of summer. Even some of the coats were cut like towelling beach robes than the luxe pieces they actually were.

So it’s no surprise that the collection was a gift to the swimwear sector as model after model showed up in vintage pin-up-style one-piece swimsuits and bikinis that were more about posing than swimming.

But despite the pin-up edge, the hand smocking also made it feel quite girlish, a mood that was extended into simple dresses and blouses (and in a season when the blouse is a star item, simplicity is a rarity).

We also got 40s-style ‘secretary’ dresses in retro repeat prints, plenty of deckchair stripes and duotone 60-style floral print seen across neat tailored coats as well as swimwear.

For anyone seeking everyday essentials (an easy skirt, a shirt, a shorts suit, plain pantsuit, or coat) there was plenty to go round to as Miu Miu kept on the practical side rather than the dressing up edge that has been a feature of so many shows this season.

What really stood out, of course, were the shoes and accessories. That’s where the money is, after all. Those swimming cap hats were the most noticeable example. But the chunky platform wedges with cutout sole detail, the simple slides with floral or giant bow embellishment, the beach towel-like stoles, the transparent high wedges with shell embossed soles (a pattern repeated on squashy clutch miu miu bags), the garishly modern decorative belt buckles and the 70s-modernist sunglasses all felt strongly commercial.

It was an enjoyable end to a catwalk season that has at times verged on the totally ridiculous and downright ugly. I remain a Miu Miu fan.

Sandra Halliday is an independent trend and business analyst and editor of Trendwalk.net. Formerly Editor-in-Chief of WGSN and Stylus Fashion, she has spent 30 years working on business and consumer magazines across the fashion, retail, marketing and cosmetics sectors.