October 20, 2015
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of Miu Miu
Paris, France – Now that the dust has settled it is time to revisit some of the collections that required a bit more time to digest in order to fully comprehend. Miu Miu is one such of those collections…
In the new Spring/Summer 2016 collection for the line, Miuccia Prada paints a story that is as complex as it is compelling. It begins with an array of very strong outer wear. These coats, which have vivid diamond woven prints, are worn over high rising, cuffed trousers. The looks are finely accessorized with colorful lace-up boots. The visual strength of the coats are axed in the huge collars. This latter element goes on to be developed as an important leitmotif in the collection. And the coats move on to be reduced in size to short waist-length crops.
Next we see pencil skirts introduced into the collection. They have the vivid, geometrics woven prints as well. We them we also witness the arrival of the table-cloth like checker board prints. Some have sleeves of giant volumes. Lace and frills also highlight them as embellishments. It’s also at this point where we see fur make its appearance: fox, racoon tails, etc.
Leather is given special attention this season. We see geometric prints used to decorate the leather coats with their large collars. And as leitmotif, we see large collars too in the shirts. This gives the collection a distinctly 1970’s pinch. This is an influence that surfaced during the Spring/Summer 2016 menswear collection. It has obviously creeped its way into Miu Miu for the season.
The collection moves into its final phase in which we find a plethora of sheer fabrics. They are made into pieces that are worn over many other creations such as those done in checker boards. They add the delicate, and subtle femininity that the collection requries in order to cover all the angles.
After proper digesting time, we see that Miu Miu is on point for the Spring/Summer 2016 season. This is due to its complexity and variety of style.