57 posts tagged "Miu Miu"
Today, Tod’s announced the appointment of Alessandra Facchinetti as the new Creative Director of its women’s ready-to-wear and accessories collections. Facchinetti, who has previously designed for Miu Miu, Gucci, Valentino, and Moncler, as well as her own line with Pinko, Uniqueness, will take her post this March and present her debut collection during Milan fashion week in September 2013.
In 2011, Miu Miu debuted The Women’s Tales, a series of short films that Miuccia Prada commissioned from international female directors (Zoe Cassavetes, Lucrecia Martel, Giada Colagrande, and Massy Tadjedin), each of whom explored various aspects of the feminine experience in their work. Today, Miu Miu has released a trailer of the fifth film in the series—The Door—which, directed by Ava Marie DuVernay (who, it should be noted, became the first African-American woman to win the best director prize at Sundance for her film Middle of Nowhere in 2012) illuminates both the power of female bonds and the transformative function of clothing (Miu Miu clothing, to be exact). “Every time a woman makes a film, it is a political act, in my view, whether we mean it to be or not,” says DuVernay. “Films by women—whether comedy or drama, documentary or narrative—illustrate the human experience through a woman’s voice, through a woman’s eyes, through a woman’s creativity. Experiences which are often marginalized, fabricated, or simply ignored.”
Starring Gabrielle Union, Alfre Woodard, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Adepero Oduye, and singer-songwriter Goapele, The Door follows each member of its cast as she approaches a friend in need (who happens to be the film’s heroine). Take an exclusive sneak peek at DuVernay’s film (above) and keep an eye out for the full-length version, which will debut on Miu Miu’s website on February 11.
If the Saint Laurent show was any indication, designers were feeling very “seventies” for Spring ’13. Hedi Slimane’s boho blouses, paired with slim trousers and wide-brimmed hats, recall the era’s style icons, like Jerry Hall, Bianca Jagger, and Stevie Nicks. Now is the time to embrace the past via retro statement pieces with a modern edge. Shop our oh-so-seventies selects from See by Chloé, Miu Miu, Dries Van Noten, and more.
1. Mother jeans, $220, available at www.farfetch.com
2. See by Chloé shirt, $235, available at www.yoox.com
3. Miu Miu sunglasses, $365, available at www.shop.nordstrom.com
4. Dries Van Noten pumps, $623, available at www.mytheresa.com
5. Jason Wu bag, $1,555, available at www.netaporter.com
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Today, Alexander Wang released teaser images of his Steven Klein-lensed, Pascal Dangin-directed Spring ’13 campaign (above). Styled by Patti Wilson and starring Malgosia Bela (who, having also appeared in Miu Miu’s Spring ads, is painted primitively with white), the preview photographs are clean and minimal. So minimal, in fact, that as far as we can tell, they don’t include any clothes. They do, however, capture the severe urban-warrior feel of Wang’s futuristic Spring offerings. The full campaign will premiere in spring issues of CR Fashion Book, Love, and Interview magazine.
Miu Miu’s Spring campaign, which broke today, features top models in small groupings—Arizona Muse, Malgosia Bela, Adriana Lima, and Doutzen Kroes among them. But as the devoted model-watcher and street-style photog Craig Arend points out, one girl seems to reign supreme over the rest: Bette Franke (above right). By his count, the Dutch model appears in nine of the 19 Miu pics. She’s also the face of the new See by Chloé fragrance, Bottega Veneta and J. Mendel’s pre-fall lookbooks, and Bottega’s recent Resort campaign. Longtime runway veteran though she may be, looks like her star is on the rise.
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