Miu Miu’s Rebel Yell for Spring/Summer 2018

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Miu Miu’s wit and styling has attracted la jeune ingénue for decades. For proof, look no further than the front row, where “It” star Sophia Lillis sat near brand ambassador Elle Fanning. These young women are known for the kind of self-awareness that gives the impression of wisdom far beyond their years. Similarly, as the younger sister line of Prada, Miu Miu is youth oriented but packed with smart, worldly ideas. For example, Spring/Summer 2018 was all about rebellion, backed by a riot-girl soundtrack, which disassembled a prep-school motif by way of quirky, unexpected layers. It felt like Miu Miu’s girl was a little more grown-up this season – but still insistent on doing things her own way.

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Miu Miu’s girl is a little more grown-up this season – but still insistent on doing things her own way.

Most of the fun was in styling, which teamed guipure lace gowns with color-blocked collared blouses and neon socks with mannish brogues. Dozens of the looks felt thrifted, especially in the case of Miu Miu’s many sleeveless tartan layers, oversized trousers, and chevron sweater vests. The line-up also included smoky leather jackets, double-lace separates, plaid looks with sheer overlays, and metal-flecked coats in a hodge-podge arrangement of layers. On their own, the pieces were simple and strong, but the stacked-on styling defied tradition – which, thematically at least, was the entire point of the show.

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