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Miu Miu

Miuccia Prada, the designer who brought Prada into the twenty-first century and with it a new more affordable line for the younger sweeter lasses, Miu Miu, taken from the designer’s personal nickname. The Miu Miu range began in 1992. Since then it has transformed into a collection of “high-end vintage items” with campaigns featuring Lindsay Lohan, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kirsten Dunst and this seasons Vanessa Paradis.

This October’s Paris show brought a thoroughly focused collection mixing historical cultures. First up was accentuating their already vintage feel with soft silk and pleated burlap with added moth-ball like detail in the form of fraying holes. Then moving on to a more modern era with hints of scrawling graffiti scribbles on various skirts and dresses in bright luminous colours to then shooting back in time to the Romans. Mosaic style prints on tunic style dresses made the catwalk look like an episode of Rome (HBO/BBC). But the originality ended there, copying Peter Som by accessorising with belts not buckled but knotted, but a bit of commercialism never hurt anyone.

This collection more than made up for the lack of interesting creations for the Autumn/Winter ’08 collection, but there was a distinct lack of bags as did all the other shows. What are we going to invest in come spring I wonder? You could always treat yourself to some new lingerie at Mio Destino.

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