Miu Miu is Miuccia Prada’s girlie comfort zone. With a diverse cast, Non-Caucasian that is, clothes encapsulated the anti-fashion movement of our times; very Vetements and Off-White with fluorescent ribbed socks, some paired with sparkling kitten heels, others with leather sandals or Mary Janes.
The surprisingly cheap atmosphere—white chairs with foam cushions on a brick podium which also served as a seating place, were enclosed by the neoclassical style of the place. Quite a contrast indeed, yet the clothes weren’t cheap at all—leather, guipure, embroidered chiffon, and astounding graphic prints; hence a maverick girl.
If anyone thought this was about art or her feminist principles, better think again. Not a manifesto, but a pure nostalgic collection that brought Prada’s youth back. With a particular zest, the refined vision of the Italian designer was translated into the established vocabulary of today’s fashion. A variety of styles all mixed and matched—50’s tiles were printed on to pieces, and sleeveless shirts were paired with graphic coats, and mellow knitted vests—to appeal the millennial generation.
Back to the origins of athleisure, and channeling the idiosyncratic vibe of nowadays, this was an alliteration of the queer aesthetics. Prada immersed herself into the urban cult movement of today and found a sentimental connection with that of her formation as a creative—after all, it is in our youth that we shape our vision to the future.
Photos by GERSON LIRIO