It wasn’t just a fashion show. Her Miu Miu club event on Saturday night in Paris included a fragrance launch, an extended cocktail hour, her resort 2016 collection presentation and a sprawling party featuring top-flight tech-house talent headlined by Seth Troxler, Cassy and Craig Richards. Oh, and those legendary party animals, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, too.
“The clothes are a reflection of the party,” Prada told WWD, sipping Champagne with stylist Nicoletta Santoro on one of the white banquettes tucked under the raised runway.
Some shapes were familiar to Miu Miu – mannish coats, boxy blousons and circle skirts – but gussied up in freewheeling, borderline garish ways: the English-check outerwear embellished with glossy swirls of leather on the shoulders and sleeves, giving them a country twang; those big skirts hole-punched in metallic leather, subverting their primness.
Newer were thigh-skimming shift dresses and pinafores bearing loud photo prints and dangling geometric discs along the hem. They had the same punk spirit of Prada’s signature resort collection, and a slapdash approach to decoration. Competing for the eye’s attention were warning stripes, big metal grommets and silk patterned with darting swallows. Mixed in were cropped polos and shirts in bold referee stripes.