Miu Miu Catwalk Fashion Show Paris SS2013
On a barely lit runway Miuccia Prada sent out her fifties style ladies. Ladies that appeared elegant, but there was something off. Their clothes were tailored, but ill-fitting. The designs had a feeling of couture, yet were definitely ready to wear.
Miuccia did her first few looks completely in denim; pencil skirts, large coats with ¾ sleeves and strange tops. Pointy shoes, long leather gloves, rhinestone details, high bangs, long hair and cat eye glasses to completely capture the Mad Men feeling.
Even though the models appeared like well dressed fifties women; there was not one ‘picture perfect’ in the collection. Rich fabrics were destroyed (satin was pummeled, furs were tie dyed) and poor were upgraded (dark denim was lined in satin). “It was not about destroying elegance, but achieving a different kind. Very Parisian,” said Prada, “but in a fake way, in a wrong way! The femme fatale is never perfect…at least the ones I like.”
The dark show area, the countless furs and not the brightest of shades Miu Miu didn’t really breath summer. Yet Miuccia did manage to portray that 2013 feeling by bringing together conventional chic with contemporary raw.