FKA TWIGS, OPEN-TOED SANDAL BOOTS, UTILITARIANISM AND MORE AT MIU MIU SS23

FKA TWIGS, OPEN-TOED SANDAL BOOTS, UTILITARIANISM AND MORE AT MIU MIU SS23

by Chioma Muoneke
3 min
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Whether it be the inescapable viral micro mini and cropped sweater vest or the ballet flats that are perpetually sold out (if there are any going hit us up), Miu Miu has been everywhere these days. Synonymous with being an it-girl label after their lauded SS22 collection, their midriff baring collection still dominates every major cover. Miuccia Prada’s much awaited SS23 collection brought us into an intergalactic space school, illuminated only by images of windmills, the moon and stars for their Paris Fashion Week showcase.

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Guests waited buzzing, preemptively placing orders for the collection as an unknown voice narrated the beginning of the show. The collection began with their basics. Their classically earthy and neutral tones in off-whites,beiges and greys were present on windbreakers, long sleeve tops and t-shirts layered over one another. Just giving a taste of what they had on offer, the proceedings then moved onto the heart of the collection as we saw old favourites revamped

Gladiator sandals are back, but much (and we can’t stress this enough, much) better. Miu Miu made a move away from the ballet flat and instead gave us knee high open toe sandal boots. A soon to be Summer classic and a much more tasteful take on the rhinestone gladiator sandals of our nightmares. Another high fashion take on controversial items, fanny packs (or bum bags) were also seen on several models.

It wouldn’t be Miu Miu of course without the midriffs, and there were plenty on display, as their well-known low waisted skirts came in different lengths and the cropped top returned, this time under bleached denim trench coats. Perhaps a nod to utilitarianism and the dystopian future we’re all headed into, the bleached denim and worn leather seen on gave their adored preppy aesthetic a more unpolished feel. The brown bleached Canadian suits were our fave of course.The Miu Miu mini saw an upgrade this season, transforming from it’s usual preppy wool fabric, to a much edgier bleached cargo micro mini with oversized pockets at the front. Essentially Miu Miu’s take on the oversized belt skirt.

The neutral tones were interrupted by pops of colour as the collection took on a more optimistic note towards the end of the show. Jewelled dresses and brighter colours were on display as familiar faces began making their way down the runway. Miss booked and busy Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski and  Anok Yai, to name a few. With a surprise appearance FKA Twigs the artisé herself, who materialised to close the show.

Miu Miu’s SS23 collection (save for the gladiator sandals), felt like a metamorphosis of their cult classics. Showing that their preppy brand can in fact take on a more edgier aesthetic, while referencing the zeitgeist and the youth that their collection is tailored to.

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