Miu Miu, Paris Autumn/Winter 09

24 04 2009

I am up late as always.  I often do my paper work, paying bills, drawing, or talking to mum and dad late at night.  Since I’ve become a self employed person, sleepless nights seem to be the issue with me.  Too many thoughts, ideas, and worries running through my brain.  Sometimes looking at pretty clothes or interesting designs helps to calm me down. Oh, and nighttime sleepy tea helps too.

Here is another beautiful collection that took me by surprise.  The only thing that really bothered me was that there was some fur in the mix.  Okay, that is another topic for later.  Anyhow,  Miu Miu to me has always felt like Prada’s younger, and somewhat naughtier sister. This season however there was an elegance and a sophistication that was quite unexpected and turned the Miu Miu girl into a lady.  Since showing in Paris, Miu Miu has managed to acquire a certain type of Parisian character.  There’s a frivolity and sophistication underlined by sexual subtexts that is a hallmark of French fashion.  Considering that nobody does subverted sexuality better than Miuccia Prada.  Miu Miu has become no longer simply regarded as a secondary line, but a line that is beginning to forge its own identity, totally individual from its older sister.


While there are obviously going to be similarities that ties both collections together (this season it was the upholstery fabric type prints).  This Miu Miu collection was more graphic yet fluid shapes best demonstrated that by the coats that opened the show.  Its lightness in fabrication and movement was a direct contrast to the signature line’s aggressiveness and structure. Wherein, the main line, Prada used embroidered felt wool and leather to give the collection a harder edge.  Here she embroidered nylons and silk crepe skirts worn with a sheer blouse with a decolletage so low it revealed a nude coloured brassiere. While it didn’t have the intellectual punch compared to what Prada showed in Mila, it did have an abundance of refined sex appeal that is guaranteed to temp consumers to pull out the old credit cards.

All photos by Style.com




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