7 Jul 2014
MIU MIU CROISIÈRE
Miuccia Prada captures the spirit of the sixties in the brand’s first cruise collection in three years
Photographs courtesy of Miu Miu
Words Elsa de Berker
Held on the eve of the first show of haute couture, the Miu Miu 2014-2015 Croisière Collection, was a celebration of retro-inspired graphic prints and bohemian sixties style. Capturing the independent and adventurous spirit of enigmatic Yé-yé girls such as Françoise Hardy, kohl-eyed models sashayed down the Palais d’Iena-located runway in a mixture of psychedelic patterned mini dresses and loosely tailored separates in varying mismatched hues of navy blue, pink, purple, and green. Wearing chunky crocheted vests over long sleeved shirts, accessories came in the form of knee-high gladiator sandals, metallic clutches, and billowing chiffon scarves, which were tied at the neck and left trailing in the wind—serving to recreate the exuberance of a generation that brought with it a youthful thirst for fashion and freedom that had never been seen before.
Combining elements of naïve sweetness with deliberate strength, the Croisière collection, which is Miu Miu’s first in this category for the past three years, succeeded in marrying contemporary nostalgia for the vivacious spirit of decades past, with the warm and wearable eccentricity for which Miuccia Prada’s celebrated label has come to be so revered for.