The '50s-by-way-of-the-'80s spirit that Miuccia
Prada referenced in her signature line also turned up
at Miu Miu, here with a young, utilitarian spin.
The collection opened with short skirts that were
dwarfed by oversize drop-shoulder jackets cinched at
the waist with wide elastic belts; there were large
exterior pockets on cropped tops, skirts and jackets.
Striped mohair sweaters looked smart with a pleated
full skirt to the knee; pointy librarian glasses
accentuated the '50s collegiate look. Lighter
pieces included a semi-sheer white camisole with
spaghetti straps, an Empire-waist gray shift, and several
printed and pleated baby-doll dresses.
The accessories also picked up on the themes seen at
Prada. Geometric color-block pumps conveyed a girly
and playful spirit, while the wide-strapped bags
brought to mind the need for urban, no-nonsense