Runway Report: Miu Miu SS18

For Miu Miu’s Spring Summer 2018 collection, Miuccia Prada leaned further into prints. Pattern cropping was executed consistently throughout the collection. The House maximized on Italian extravagance (cue: more is more), whilst mastering the art of wearable presentation. Each look was completely translated as equally wearable separately, as together.

The Spring Summer 2018 collection had a strong semblance of a vintage tonality- hues that felt transported directly from an ‘80s film featuring Molly Ringwald. Pastels were functioned in the seasonal Miu Miu looks. Eighties tailored trousers walked the runway paired back to oversized, bulky plaid vests and masculine, deconstructed blazers. Sweater vests were styled along sheer, lace shift dresses.

Argyle prints mixed with striped blouses. Seasonal coats and outerwear proved retro in their delivery. Lace shirts were fashioned in a varied composition of silhouettes. Leather was fabricated into the collection, but in a vintage manner that was perceivable as a bit worn and old. In accessories, basket bags and mary janes made their appropriate debut alongside loafers paired back to graphic, athletic socks.

What set the collection apart was its ability to style the looks in a remarkable, intriguing tone. Each look in its entirety was just as alluring, if not more impressive when analyzing as separate. Miu Miu’s Spring Summer collection possessed that intriguing contradiction of girly and boyish and retro but modern-day appropriate that Miuccia Prada translates into her craft, whether it be Prada or Miu Miu.

About the Author

Jennifer Paccione is a fashion editor who shares her time between New York City and Milan. She has been featured and published with respected magazines internationally in various languages. She currently acts as contributing editor for publications including Bulgari Magazine, The Fashionable Lampoon, Fashion to Max and RedMilk Magazine, whilst having contributed for NYLON and Editorialist. Alongside journalism, Jennifer freelances as a social media and digital marketing advisor, having already worked with brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Alberta Ferretti and Philosophy, among many. Follow her on Instagram @jenniferpaccione