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
“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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Steal vs splurge
Sock it to me in these stretch jersey sock boots for €795 from Balenciaga
or put a sock(boot) in it with these boots for €44.88 from PublicDesire.com
“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