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Labels , , , , Event Post: Miu Miu Pre-Fall17 & Fall/Winter 17 Press Preview

Event Post: Miu Miu Pre-Fall17 & Fall/Winter 17 Press Preview



On Thursday last week, I had the privilege to preview Miu Miu's Pre-Fall 17, and Fall/Winter 17 collections at a private viewing that was held at the boutique at Pavilion KL. Now, let me take you on the preview with me, via this blogpost. First up, the Pre-Fall 2017 collection... 







Miu Miu's Pre-Fall 2017 Collection is all about preppy vibes. Expect to see quite a few pieces with patches, as well as  the numbers 1,3,5,7, or 9, emblazoned on them. So why specifically these odd numbers? I'm told that these were considered lucky numbers favoured by European prep schoolers, and these were most often seen on their varsity jackets. And since we're going with the prep school vibe, tartan is also a key theme in the collection. When we think of tartan, apart from the prep school uniforms, the next thing that, for me, comes to mind, is traditional Scottish attire, and Miuccia probably thought along the same lines, because I also spotted mini chatelaine-esque bags, that resemble those we usually see on Scottish bagpipers, don't you think? This bag aside, there are 2 new key bags, or rather, collections: the Miu Click, and the Miu Tresse















The Miu Click is the latest style with a braided top handle not uncommon to Miu Miu bags (remember the Matelasse Coffer bags?) that will be carried on over into Miu Miu's classic collection. At this point, you may be wondering, So why "Click"? Well, that's because the turnlock creates a "click" sound whichever way it is turned. Understated and feminine, this would be perfect for the career woman, because nothing spells Boss Lady like a structured top handle bag. 



Also new for Pre-Fall 2017, is the Miu Tresse collection ."Tresse", translated from French, actually means a rope-like braid so it kinda makes sense because it's quite obvious that the chunky braid is the focal point of the bags. The Miu Tresse comes in 2 styles, a top handle style which comes with a removable braided shoulder strap, or a rectangular shoulder bag, which can also double as a clutch. I'm really loving the denim with velvet braids and piping, but if you'd like something more luxurious, it also comes in matelasse calfskin. 















Moving on to the Fall/Winter 17 collection, remember I mentioned the use of singular odd numbers  inspired by varsity jackets? The same numbers are carried on over into the FW season, but this time, paired with yet another odd number, to create double digits - I noticed that numbers "37" featured quite prominently in the collection.





For the FW17 collection, instead of drawing inspiration from just one decade and sticking to that,  Miuccia instead chose to almost all of the decades of the 20th century, which certainly felt like she was giving us a crash coarse in the history of fashion trends. The theme she was going for, can be easily summed up as "the madness of glamour", beginning with the 1920s, with its Gatsby-like headpieces and adornments done up in crystals and pearls.













For the 1930s and 40s, in the history of fashion, it was all about shoulders and drawing attention to them, so details like shoulder pads, butterfly sleeves, and ruffled sleeves were all the rage. To emulate this trend, Miuccia created embellished knit cardigans, designed in such a way that the voluminous sleeve detail that begins at the shoulders that narrowed into a narrower cuff that fits snugly just above the elbows creates the impression of a heavily padded shoulder sans the boxy look that comes with shoulder pads.





As varied as 1950s fashion may be, Miuccia chose to focus on collars and lapels, and this was represented in the collection, on the outerwear. Fret not though, because 80% of the collection is made of faux fur, or, what she calls Eco Fur, as a form of juxtaposition between the real and the fake and pitting them against each other on purpose. In so doing, she makes what was previously invisible, visible, and in this case, it's society's obsession with authenticity.


































And now merging both the 50s and the 60s by using the oversized Eco Fur collar to represent the former, and black piping details, which were popular in the 1960s, to reference the latter. This outerwear is paired with matchy-matchy striped pantsuit that come with crystal-embellished collars, as a reference to the seventies. Miuccia's FW17 pantsuits also pile on the quirk with super fun parrot, cat, and telephone prints, in vibrant colours.








This pair of shoes reminds me of the Holiday season!!









For FW17, Miuccia  only showcased one bag for the entire collection. While they come dressed in many different "skins" like patchwork, matelasse, python, and fur, it really is just essentially the same silhouette that all came with an embellished round crystal buckle detail, except for the patchwork one. Called the My Miu, what I love most about this bag, as you probably already know, especially if you've already read my FW17 runway and bags report, is the "Miu" turnlock clasp. 





You'd also remember from my review, that the patchwork version of the My Miu is my absolute favourite one of all and though I'm not a big fan of splashing the brand right across bags, this somehow just works! I loved it since I saw it on the runway, and I am even more obsessed with it after playing with it at the preview last week, so much so that I HAD to pose with the bag.  







That's it for Miu Miu, and I hope you enjoyed me taking you through the collection as much as I enjoyed myself at the preview! Stay tuned for the Prada Women's and Men's Fall/Winter 17 preview post coming up in the next few days! 






All images by Bag Addicts Anonymous