March 06, 2012 Paris
On the runway, the cuts were more butch: Oversize men's jackets and high-waisted floods were paired with seventies collared shirts, frilly ties, and clashing ascots, and came accessorized with chunky belts and even chunkier loafers. As for the suit fabrics, they ranged from street-ready solids with a bit of a sharkskin sheen to only-for-the-bravest Art Nouveau-ish florals. Some jackets had this season's capelike back.
Will Miuccia's pantsuits generate excitement in Miu Miu fans? Tough to say; they love their dresses. Then again, the matching-print pantsuit is one of Fall's key trends. Either way, the show ended with an insurance plan: tiny A-line dresses affixed with mirrored appliqués big enough to see your reflection in.