Miu Miu S/S 2019 Paris Fashion Week Women’s

Miu Miu S/S 2019 Paris Fashion Week Women’s

Mood Board: Any historian worth his salt will tell you that the two key decades of widespread female liberation in the 20th century are the Roaring Twenties and the Swinging Sixties. It is no coincidence then that, sartorially, both eras had a lot in common, chief among them a boyish A-silhouette and cropped hair. Only time will tell whether the #MeToo era will be a revolution leading to more financial, personal and sexual freedom for womanhood... But Miuccia Prada seems to think it will. At the very least, she has been heavily reflecting on those concepts and translating them into pure Miu Miu sparkle.

Best in show: And so flapperish dresses in draped and ruched satin with details on the hips and shoulders made their appearance on the runway along with a selection of Carnaby Street-worthy double breasted leather coats and mini skirts in a palette of blue-grey, black, red, sherbet lemon and bubble gum pink. Although more timeless pieces (pantsuits and pencil skirts worn with cropped sweaters) were also on the menu, the prevalent energy was girlish and self-referential. The ultimate proof of that was the temporary return – after a brief period of retirement – of southern belle Lindsay Wixson, one of the brand’s most iconic models in recent years, to the runway.

Finishing touches: If the clothes had a cute appeal, the money shot was in the accessories. Quite literally: bags and shoes encompassing 1970’s-style chunky platforms and rockabilly heels, as well as bags, were sprinkled with glitter and crystals, as were the diadems, a kawaii wink to an otherwise punk-infused hair and makeup in which girls alternatively sported extra-long, new wave hair and Vidal Sassoon-ish graphic bobs. At the end of the day, both of those girls, and many more in between, are the brand’s potential customers and fans. And this collection is sure to please them all. §

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