At the heart of Miu Miu’s runway spectacle, we find a captivating narrative of moments, each one a precious snapshot of life’s authentic beauty. Models, clad in Shanghai-inspired Church’s slippers, exude an effortless charm. Their hair remains untouched by excessive styling, perhaps still slightly damp, casually gathered in low ponytails or left to cascade in carefree braids. Makeup is minimalist, almost ethereal, allowing natural beauty to shine through. Accessorized with leather handbags, brimming with stories from yesteryears and dreams of the future, the models epitomize an understated elegance.

A Symphony of Imperfections

What stands out most are the intriguing imperfections. Colorful patches adorn comfortable gorpcore sandals, bearing the imprints of a night that stretched too long and the memory of a stiletto’s embrace. The unexpected addition of improvised ankle bracelets made from sailboat straps adds a touch of nautical whimsy. It’s a visual narrative that embraces life’s unpredictable twists and turns.

Miuccia Prada, the visionary behind Miu Miu, extends a heartfelt invitation to the next generation of women: to adopt a more instinctive and personal approach to dressing. It’s a departure from the rigid confines of meticulously planned fashion, an embrace of sartorial freedom.

Redefining Beauty

Miu Miu’s Spring-Summer 2024 collection sets out on a profound mission: to redefine contemporary beauty. It boldly deconstructs established beauty norms and reestablishes a new equilibrium. In this collection, beauty is not confined to a single definition; it emerges as a multifaceted, ever-evolving concept.

References to bygone eras, echoes of past styles, and memories are not discarded; they are cherished and repurposed. The runway becomes a canvas of juxtapositions: from club blazers in navy blue kid-mohair to checkered shirts and Ivy League-inspired polos, the collection navigates effortlessly between different aesthetics. Glamorous cocktail dresses shimmer in gold brocade, reflecting Miu Miu’s iconic DNA. Vintage porcelain-hued underwear and reindeer-patterned ensembles evoke the comfort and charm of a bygone century.

These elements seamlessly coexist with yacht club uniforms and campus attire, echoing the ocean’s allure. Low-rise pants with tobacco-hued belts, foulard tops reminiscent of the late ’90s, and the perennial presence of micro skirts—all these elements take on a vibrant new life. The micro skirts, typically demure, this time bloom with volume, adorned with delicate ruffles or a single oversized ruffle in navy silk or velvety beige suede. Unexpectedly, white drawstrings borrowed from men’s swimwear cinch the skirts at the waist, introducing an element of surprise.

Art Meets Fashion

The stage on which this sartorial narrative unfolds is a testament to the intellectual synergy between Miu Miu and contemporary art. The runway transforms into a landscape of technological ruins, a captivating narrative spun within the walls of the Palais d’Iéna.

This transformation is the result of a collaboration with OMA and the creative genius of Qatari-American artist Sophia Al-Maria. Her artwork, titled “Gravity & Grace,” delves deep into the essence of storytelling, tracing humanity’s history from its origins to the present day. It serves as a bridge, connecting the past, present, and future, inviting us to reflect on our shared human journey.

A Memorable Finale

As the curtain draws to a close, the runway witnesses the presence of two notable figures: actress Cailee Spaeny, the star of Sofia Coppola’s upcoming film “Priscilla” (scheduled for release in January 2024), and the final appearance of Fabio Zambernardi alongside Miuccia Prada. Their presence underscores the significance of this moment—a moment that celebrates beauty in its many forms, imperfections, and the enduring allure of life’s fragments.

The Miu Miu Spring-Summer 2024 collection is a poignant exploration of beauty and life’s inherent imperfections. It invites us to embrace authenticity, diversity, and the captivating allure found in the fragments of our individual narratives. In a world that often strives for homogeneity, Miu Miu reminds us that true beauty lies in the uniqueness of each moment and in the celebration of our personal stories.

Designer: Miuccia Prada

Fashion Editor/Stylist: Lotta Volkova

Hair Stylist: Guido Palau

Makeup Artist: Pat McGrath

Casting Director: Ashley Brokaw

Actors: Cailee SpaenyMame Bineta Sane

Entertainer: Troye Sivan

Models: Achol AyorAdit PriscillaAgel AkolAleksandr GordeevAlix BouthorsAmelia GrayAna Elisa BritoAnnabelle WeatherlyAnok YaiAnyier AneiApolline Rocco FohrerBaye SeyeCanlan WangDana SmithEddy EarlEliise JaasmaElla MccutcheonEna PoppeFlorine WildeboerFreya VervaetGigi HadidGrace ValentineGu YueHuijia ChenJulia NobisJulie HoomansKarolin WolterKate KraaijeveldLain SalazarLina EmelianovaLiu WenLoli BahiaLouis SeriotMatilda LiedholmMerel RoggeveenNazarit MachinNyaduola GabrielOlivia PalermoOnyinyechi ChijiokeOrnella UmutoniPeris AdolwiPetra CollinsRejoice ChuolRianne Van RompaeyRosemary FergusonSelena ForrestSihana ShalajSora ChoiSorat SkjoldTanya ChurbanovaTida RosvallValentyn BoikoVika EvseevaYing OuyangYoni TjinYura RomaniukZavi

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