Quirky, youthful, eccentric — all accurate descriptors of the Miu Miu aesthetic. For Fall/Winter 2015, Miuccia Prada stayed well within the lines she’s demarcated for the brand, with an electric parade of glossy animal skins, vivid patterns, and ladylike fits. Nearly every outfit was a three-piece combination of coat, top, and skirt, but styles and color pairings varied greatly within this framework. The opening look set the tone, with a brown-checked topcoat nearly obscuring a kitschy striped blouse and tangerine reptile-skin mini skirt beneath. Some looks boasted a juxtaposition of python prints and plaid patterns, while others were leopard-spotted and checkered.
Layered looks were legion and erred on the side of prim, save for a series of primary-colored houndstooth sundresses. By adding up multiple disparate elements on single looks, the Miu Miu runway represented a collage of ideas, borne out on simple, well-tailored silhouettes. The message seemed to be “more is more”, with Miu Miu’s vibrant pattern mash-up topped with a decadent series of glittering costume jewelry. In some ways, it was reminiscent of youthful playtime in mom’s closet, but there aren’t many moms out there who would own a glossy, teal, crocodile-skin mini dress. The catwalk is equal parts fantasy and reality, so take runway styling with a grain of salt. Individually, the pieces were strong, and the mix-and-match potential of this collection was off the charts.
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