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Nightclubbing and the search for a new individuality. Or maybe just fun, at Miu Miu, Fashion

Nightclubbing and the search for a new individuality. Or maybe just fun, at Miu Miu

Identity is important in fashion – especially today, when there are so many clothes that all seem to look the same. The important thing for designers is distinguishing themselves and their wares from the rest of the flock.

By | Fashion, Fashion Sense | Sunday, 5 July 2015 at 9:59 am

In Paris, food for thought at Miu Miu, Alexander McQueen and – maybe – Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane, Fashion

In Paris, food for thought at Miu Miu, Alexander McQueen and – maybe – Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane

Prada’s Miu Miu label have commissioned an ongoing series of film shorts, titled “Women’s Tales”, by leading female filmmakers. The latest is by Alice Rohrwacher. It’s number 9. The intention, Miu Miu say, in the lavish literature that’s issued out with each, is to answer a few timeless questions. “How do women appear to themselves? How do they appear to each other? Isn’t appearance also a political and intellectual issue? How should a woman be today?”

By | Fashion, Fashion Sense | Thursday, 12 March 2015 at 7:21 pm

“Viva la Mamma.” Every day is mother’s day, for Dolce and Gabbana, Fashion

“Viva la Mamma.” Every day is mother’s day, for Dolce and Gabbana

It isn’t Mothering Sunday until May in Italy – at least, not officially. But Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana care naught for that kind of stuff. The Sunday of every Milanese womenswear week is traditionally Dolce day, but this time they made it mother’s day, too. “Viva La Mamma” they called their show – in English, it translates oddly to “Hurray for Mum” – less Italian romance, more the post-war jolly hockey sticks Enid Blyton school of British children’s literature.

By | Fashion, Fashion Sense | Sunday, 1 March 2015 at 3:36 pm

Miu Miu gets trippy, Mary Katrantzou loves letters, Roland Mouret throws up. A last look at pre-spring 2015, Fashion

Miu Miu gets trippy, Mary Katrantzou loves letters, Roland Mouret throws up. A last look at pre-spring 2015

Miuccia Prada enjoys having the final word. Perhaps that’s why she stole the pre-spring thunder, pitching up in Paris to show her Miu Miu collection on the eve of the haute couture collections and close the season. She does the same at the ready-to-wear, after all. On the other hand, maybe it was her acknowledgement of the new power of pre – the first ever, stand-alone Miuccia Prada-manned cruise show. It’s been dribbled into the menswear shows before, but this was a different thing entirely.

By | Fashion, Fashion Sense | Monday, 7 July 2014 at 1:05 am

Miuccia Prada meets Damien Hirst and makes a creepy bag, Arts

Miuccia Prada meets Damien Hirst and makes a creepy bag

Can we take a moment to talk about Prada? I take quite a few of those on a daily basis actually, but the brand has been especially active of late. I’m not talking about their spring 2014 fashion show, although as ever it was season-defining. Today the label revealed their collaboration with Damien Hirst. It’s kind of a counterpart to Louis Vuitton’s collaboration with the Chapman Brothers that I wrote about a month or so ago. In that its most obvious physical embodiment is a handbag.

By | Arts, Fashion, Fashion Sense | Friday, 11 October 2013 at 7:39 pm

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