We’ve already called it, Miu Miu have made the shoe of the season. You’ll be wearing their Bowie-esque boots come Spring.
PFW: Miu Miu SS16
Devil in the Difference
Perhaps here lies bias, because it really is quite impossible to trace a single foot that Miuccia Prada has ever put wrong. A designer of contradiction – an obvious thing to say of course – but it is through her continued relationship with juxtaposition that Prada produces something so totally wrong, it’s totally right – every time. A woman really designing for women, these aren’t clothes of hi-octane sex or ultra femme proportions. They are odd – where pieces themselves become sellable standalone, and totally miscible into anyone’s wardrobe – the genius combination of unexpected layer upon unexpected layer draw new silhouettes and, as with anything Miuccia does, present yet more options in the ways women can dress.
If the shoe fits
After 28 days, four cities, hundreds of shows, and more must have heels than you shake a stiletto at, Miu Miu really had the last laugh. This is the shoe. A patterned, glittered, animal printed symphony of glam-rock Bowie-esque six inch platform ankle boot left attendees, and the post-show Instagram pack, counting their pennies. Gloriously ugly, and super badass, these platform boots will be set to sell like the post Pig-Gate papers. Not to mention the dominatrix ankle strap ballet pump – the other footwear offering – equally covetable for those looking for something a little less disco, and a little more dom-top.
Cigarettes and lighters were printed all over, while classic Prada geometrics surfaced onto the front of coats – in large and small form. Stiff gingham shirts sat below plastic-y looking frilly nighties in pastel pinks and blues, edged with old lady lacy trim. There’s nothing not to love, albeit the saleability of this night-wear as day-wear is another question, at least you’ve got the choice. No more drunken nights stumbling out of your LBD – come Spring you can wear your nighty out – disco boots a must. From the dancefloor to dreamless sleep quicker than you can say I Will Survive. What a show.
Words: Tom Rasmussen