Paris Fashion Week: Miu Miu Autumn/Winter 15
Miu Miu's Paris Fashion Week set saw undulating curved walls ripple up the long space, climbing up the triple height to the rafters, clad in a bespoke Miu Miu wallpaper that was covered in a soft-hued neutral and coral print. The wallpaper was the first indication that this Autumn/Winter 15 lineup was about print and pattern. It was busy.
The opening look, a fat houndstooth coat with high shine leather trim in brown hues (that could have belonged to Sherlock Holmes, if he had a flair for Miu Miu's refined styling), layered over a patterned light blue and white blouse and an acidic orange jaquard skirt, cemented our suspicions. This season is all about busy print on print. Following the houndstooth precession came a selection of brightly coloured giraffe print trenches, also layered upon patterns upon patterns.
Dresses this season came in variants of the pinafore dress, thick shoulder straps attached with oversized buttons at the collarbone, the same oversized buttons were seen on the various single and double breasted coats. Some skirts managed to retain the pinny aesthetic with some aptly placed buttons on the high rise waist band.
Eveningwear saw the busyness fade to rich black, with refined embellishment, whether it be a shape enhancing side peplum or a contrast fabric collar. These were knee length and elegant with modestly ballooning sleeves, and loose below the waist. Shoes were largely patent and pointed, and employing at least two tones from the season's ample palette. Single and multiple strap variations across the top of the foot added choice. Throughout the footwear and fashion pieces, a recurrence of the new favourite citrus yellow recurred, like a punctuation for the colour palette. The fact that this shade was chosen for the show's wrap around seating was not unnoticed. This must be a favourite of Miuccia Prada.