(Paris Fashion Week) Miu Miu is sexier, mischievous

World | 5 Oct 2018 3:29 pm

Gargantuan sculptured lettering (which guests eventually worked out to be variations of "M,” ″I” and "U″) hung from the ceiling at Miu Miu’s spring offering, placed in different orders, sizes and shapes at Paris Fashion Week.

If it were a visual metaphor about learning to write or spell as your get older, it might be said that Miuccia Prada’s little sister label grew up a bit this season.

The fun motifs were still there, of course.

Take, for instance, the giant yellow flower print that adorned a gown with funkily contrasting neon-blue heels.

But tailored jackets, croc-style coats with big lapels — and significantly fewer kookily-contrasting colored ensembles — meant that spring-summer felt like a sexier and more sophisticated affair.

It was a nice change.

An alluringly-ruffled cinch-waisted midnight gown sported an arty, three-dimensional floral adornment on the chest. Down its skirt was a sort of diagonal stitching that gave it movement — a detail that recurred with subtlety on many of the looks with beautiful effect.

Silk scarves and dark knee high socks, meanwhile, added a touch of elegance.

In the tussle of the best front row, Miu Miu boasted a roll-call of top names such as American actresses Kate Mara, Julia Garner and Juliette Lewis.-AP

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