Miu Miu’s Bathing Beauties for Spring/Summer 2017

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Beachwear was foremost on Prada’s mind this season.

From 1950s housewife dresses and pin-up bathing suits to funky 1970s printed suits, Miu Miu’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection ran the gamut of eras and influences. Designer Miuccia Prada is consistent with Miu Miu in that she uses her younger ready-to-wear line to explore polished retro styles for the young and young at heart. Indeed, this season bears the same hallmarks of throwback inspiration mixed with luxurious textiles, delightful prints, and contemporary accessories.

Miu Miu Spring/Summer 2017
Photo: Courtesy of Imaxtree

Designer Miuccia Prada uses Miu Miu to explore polished retro styles for the young and young at heart.

Beachwear was foremost on Prada’s mind this season, and she took multiple opportunities to showcase her version, which included wedges with heels that were sculpted from waves, crabs, and other marine life, floral appliquéd bathing caps, and two-piece swimsuits worn with apron skirts or layered over smooth khaki dresses. A halter neckline was a repeated motif, appearing on multiple forms of bathing suits and cover-ups, occasionally paired with a zany jodhpur/hot-pant hybrid.

Additionally, Miu Miu’s show highlighted twee elements like babydoll dresses with cross-stitch embroidery details juxtaposed against more facetious ideas like smart nautical blazers worn with fuzzy terry-cloth wrap skirts. Retro-print shirtdresses and plush, patterned house coats spoke to 1960s styles, but in Miu Miu’s gorgeous textiles, they offered a more luxurious option than anything you would have found along the Italian Riviera back then.

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