Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Miu Miu Spring 2016

Frankly I was surprised with Miu Miu's Spring 2016 collection. It exuded cool, mystery and darkness. I've come to associate the brand with all things cute and chic but this season it was all things inspired by Black Swan and wrapped up in warm winter coats and fur stoles. When models wore dark tinted sunglasses I got vibes of The Matrix re-imagined with an all female cast (in a move to further upset all who oppose the upcoming Ghost Busters movie). Somewhere along the way, Miu Miu became the face of the chic, brooding heroine styled in the most eclectic manner. At a first glance each look appears a happy accident of experimental layering. You know those rare moments where, on a whim, you decide to wear all your favourite clothes at once because you're only stepping out to walk the dog or buy coffee but you look totally put together and unique? Well Miu Miu cracked the formula.



Interspersed between images from Miu Miu I couldn't resist sneaking in some Meadham Kirchhoff since they both contain elements of a ballerina. Where Meadham Kirchhoff contained more elements rooted in Tumblr DIY culture, Miu Miu contains timeless pieces and more classic tailoring. The two brands dress two very different types of women, although they both appear to love costuming. Meadham Kirchhoff had a distinct Internet following, despite the brand not having their own official accounts and remaining offline until the bitter end. In contrast, there is the essence of Miu Miu in every offbeat girl who wrote tormented poems by hand and delighted in the discovery of brands unbeknownst to her peers from school. The runway styling is of course an exaggeration of how many would wear these pieces in real life, but serve as a guideline of how to wear these pieces. More importantly, for those who can't hope to afford these pieces it's inspiration for another season and checklist of things to buy from the thrift store.


While there were a couple of pointe shoes in the mix, metallic ankle boots proved just as popular and in-keeping with the dancer aesthetic. Those who have actually studied dance will leap at the opportunity to correct me, but as with anything, the fashion world does not present a truthful representation, nor does it aim to. One would also assume that the sheer tulle dresses are more form-fitting than any dance costume. Again, the clothes were not made to celebrate the joy of movement, but rather ballet as an art form which has bred its own aesthetic and uniform. It's always important to keep this in mind when intellectualizing fashion, as well as the context in which the clothes were created. The same could be said for any piece of art.  


5 comments:

  1. Yes Miu Miu! I did a report on this collection a whiles back and I totally get what you mean. I loved the dark eerie vibes. You could totally improvise from the thrift store which is probably a collection i'm gonna keep in mind since Goodwill and Salvation army are having 50% soon haha.

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    1. I remember reading your blog post about this collection with some idea of what I wanted to say about it but not sure how!
      Why'll you could theoretically improvise this collection, you'd maybe have more luck in vintage stores than thrift stores (I hit up four vintage stores last week and only found one thing I liked >.>)

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  3. The feminine sheer green tulle dress in the centre of the third row of images is delightful. I love all of the sheer couture in the Miu miu Spring 2016 Collection! I also love your all female cast Matrix vibes, and am glad there will be a Ghostbusters movie with a female cast, and am looking forward to (hopefully) seeing more female faces scrolling through movie and TV show thumbnails. I love Meadham Kirchoff's designs too. That white sawtooth lace trimmed collar is wild and so are some of the pretty headbands. I also like the colourful geometric prints. It's a wild and lovely collection!

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    1. the green sheer dress is such a rare shade of green too.
      While I really like the headbands from this collection I don't think there will be imitations on the high street

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