Miu Miu celebrates the madness of glamour this autumn/winter

Fashion Forward: Prada’s poster girls, Iri’s handpainted shoes, and sock boots to slip into

Miu Miu’s Autumn/Winter collection 2017

Miu Miu’s Autumn/Winter collection 2017

 

“The madness of glamour in front of an uncertain future,” said Miuccia Prada, describing Miu Miu’s autumn/winter collection of big colourful fake furs, tweeds, prints, chunky knits and glittering skirts and furry baker-boy hats. It was a bold statement that as usual gets a little watered-down when more sober versions hit the rails. In the meantime, the Miu Miu Women’s Tales series of short films launches a new dedicated Instagram platform “to celebrate femininity in the 21st century”.
@miumiuwomenstales 

T-shirts for poster girls

Elsewhere, Prada Poster Girl is a collection of T-shirts and sweaters for women, with exclusive prints taken from Prada’s women’s 2017 fashion show. Made of white cotton, the T-shirts are short or long with long or short sleeves and with or without a hood and cost from €370.
prada.com

One of the t-shirt from Prada’s new Poster Girl lifestyle collection starting from €370
One of the t-shirt from Prada’s new Poster Girl lifestyle collection starting from €370

Highland bling

The new season’s Massimo Dutti campaign was shot in Scotland by Josh Olins using the rugged landscape as a backdrop for its natural silhouettes, suits and impeccably cut capes and greatcoats, along with knitwear, silk shirts and embellished dresses in muted, natural tones. It’s a look that’s elegant, safe but distinctive, as are the accompanying accessories.

Black wool coat €349 and black and white wool fleck coat €349 both from Massimo Dutti a/w 2017
Black wool coat €349 and black and white wool fleck coat €349 both from Massimo Dutti a/w 2017

Fun afoot

A zany and playful new line of footwear called Iri, with multicoloured hand-painted heels inspired by children’s drawings and paintings, launches online in October. Its creative director, Janet Yeung, is a young Parsons graduate who grew up in Korea, Hong Kong and the USA and brings a wide perspective to her work. The shoes, which are made in Italy in a mix of fabrics including neoprene, nylon and calfskin, are a new and inventive take on sneakers – exuberant yet practical, with outsoles revamped with multicoloured hand-painting.
irinyc.com

One of the zany items from the new Iri collection which launches online in October
One of the zany items from the new Iri collection which launches online in October

Wear it

The time has come to make decisions about your winter wardrobe basics. You’ll spend more time in your winter coat than any other item in your wardrobe so make sure it’s something that will last. M&S are a failsafe for classic styles that are well made – important when you’re legging it to the bus in a gusty sideways rainstorm. We love this M&S Collection Check Coat for €135, a colourful nod to the check trend in a shape that will suit most body types.

M&S Collection Check Coat €135
M&S Collection Check Coat €135

Steal vs splurge

Sock it to me in these stretch jersey sock boots for €795 from Balenciaga

Stretch jersey sock boot, €795 from Balenciaga
Stretch jersey sock boot, €795 from Balenciaga

or put a sock(boot) in it with these boots for €44.88 from PublicDesire.com

Red sock boot €44.88 from PublicDesire.com
Red sock boot €44.88 from PublicDesire.com

Style secret

Sarah Breen
Sarah Breen

“The older I get, the more I realise I can no longer keep up with trends – in 15 years I’m going to exclusively wear glam muumuus like Elizabeth Taylor.”
– Sarah Breen, Co-author of OMGWACA

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