Ah, the thrift shop and its many wonders. Miu Miu, known for its “disobedience” in character, took it to the next level for Spring 2018, like a school girl gone bad. Or a rampage at the vintage store down the street. It’s the antithetical mix of emotions, perceptions, and lies. It’s a girl that can’t make up her mind, and that is Miu Miu this season.
With designers all over the globe interpreting their surroundings and fulfilling their fantasies through creative couture, Miuccia relishes the immaturity of her muse and eavesdrops on her late-night phone calls. Miu Miu appreciates the reckless spirit, unlike Prada.
Prada and Miu Miu have one thing in common: Miuccia Prada, creative director and head of both brands. Miu Miu, doubtlessly, is the rebellious, girly, renegade little sister of Prada.
This season portrayed a very “European” oscillation, with varied textile elements originating from Europe. We’re seeing it on lace shift dresses with flat collars, chevron prints, neon, pixie trousers, oxfords with over-the-knee socks, and of course, the Oxford plaid adorned with objet d’art brooches. But most importantly, layering done with assorted textures, colors, materials, and the infamous cat eye.
Was Miuccia implying something, you ask? With trodden tiled floors lining the runway, you can’t help but think the younger sister has “deflated” and business is declining, but the misconception is unlikely. Miuccia was simply reviving her love for the good-old David Bowie days of the British 80’s with mix-and-match designs she presented, blending the old with the new. Like many designers headed towards a more accessible and familiar approach in resources, Miuccia sees the beauty of everyday commodities and memories, thus the thrift shop.
Kin to the worn belongings of our surroundings, Miuccia reinvents what was already available, and created a significant technique of how to utilize and surround ourselves with our mementos. The Spring 2018 presentation supposes a modus vivendi of Miuccia’s reminiscent life and we relived every bit of it.
Gallery images by Monica Feudi / Indigital.tv; Feature image by Imaxtree