Aprés-ski sleepover at Miuccia’s? Yes, please! If it were at all possible to suspend anxiety over the current state of world affairs and live in these 12 delicious minutes on the runway, Miuccia Prada offered a slice of candy-colored, retro-soaked, glamorously and girlishly unabashed fun at Miu Miu.
Boldly colored fake fur hats, monster-sized mittens and coats added oomph to little sweaters and A-line skirts with charming wallpaper prints. Matchy-matchy knit polos and pants came out in Seventies colors and patterns tweaked ever-so-slightly to also hint at Prada’s other great love, the Fifties. Many featured crystal appliques of old-school telephones and kitties instead of initials.
Ladylike suits got feisty in pumped up pastels and fur booties, accessories with cat-eye glasses, buckled Mary-Janes or knee-high booties. Elsewhere, lingerie slipdresses were embellished with birdlike flourishes of feathers. Just because. Printed peacock dresses for day, colorful fur-collared coats, slips with puffs of fluff here and there and a sly twin kitten print unleashed the charm factor.
Silk bombers and ski jackets accented with big-time fake fur topped silky pajamas—always finished with major earrings and necklaces and equally bejeweled shoes—solved the issue for so many women who complain about being cold when they have to get dressed up for a winter event. Another solution: protect your paillette dress with a clear plastic raincoat.
Of course, it’s not possible to suspend the reality of global leaders with the emotional IQ of a toddler, flagrant posturing via nuclear tests, women’s rights being stripped away and so on. But in Miu Miu‘s uber girly, political statement-free clothes that celebrated the power of pink (and purple, teal, cherry red, pumpkin, periwinkle and more), perhaps there is a subtle yet greater takeaway than terrific, desirable clothes. The proof is in the Prada pudding: Mrs. Prada has been on top of her game for decades, turning her family’s business into a global juggernaut, a maverick calling her own shots and leading by quiet, unrelenting example.
By Nandini D’Souza Wolfe
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US