March 08, 2006
As predicted, I LOVE this collection. It is totally fulfilling its role as Prada's younger sister line -the trends and shapes were like younger, brighter echos of the Prada collection. Key focus continues to be short shift dresses, coats and skirts. There were Prada's exterior bras, the typical Miu Miu school girl A-line skirts, and SS's T-shirt under strapless garment trend. One thing everyone noticed was that the material and fabrics Miu Miu used in this collection is even more luxurious and expensive than before. Most of the clothes remained neautral colored, but the metallic clothes (such as the mini dresses) were brilliantly colorful. The shoes, which of course is one of the best things in Miu Miu, looks chunky in a less girly way for FW. (Actually the shoes are starting to look more like art than shoes.)
There were loads of cute stuff in this collection, but I felt is was a bit of a more sophisticated extension of the Marc Jacobs collection. There was that similar big hat covering eyes thing, and huge sweaters/ other shapeless clothes that Marc Jacobs has been so fond of in recent collections. The bags continue to be HUGE, with a tendancy to be metallic colors, esp bronze and silver. While this collection is still very lovable, perhaps Jacobs should try to differentiate between Vuitton and his own clothing lines.
Another collection I absolutely adored. The clothes really give off that young, trendy yet still high couture tasteful vibes. I esp love the printed shift dresses (see the black and white flower printed one Sasha is wearing in the pictures above,) and the cresent moon printed halter neck dress (last picture.) Again, yet another collection of neautral colors, but done so beautifully here.
The girls all reminded me of a crossover between magicians and witches, with a rock'n'roll feel. Maybe it's because of all that black and those hats, or maybe it's the hairstyle. Even though the models looked more like dolls than real people in the show, a lot of these clothes were very wearable, (assuming you have that much money of course.) And I really want those platform shoes seen at the end of this collection!