May 24, 2018 | By Lourdes Linares
As the last show to close out the fashion week season [the latest fashion cycle notwithstanding], Miu Miu is, generally speaking, a tried and true arbiter of what lies ahead on the fashion horizon. And if Miuccia’s uncanny knack for being a few steps ahead of the zeitgeist rings true yet again this season, the streets will be awash in 40s floral print dresses, broad-shouldered tailoring, and witty variations on peep-toe sandals come fall. In fact, Miu Miu seems to have switched places with her [usually] prim and proper older sister Prada, whose runways were filled with funky textures, youthquake references and futuristic-à-la-1964-accessories in a collection filled with standout pieces but lacking in cohesion. With 40s references and accessories of the era encroaching upon runways for a few seasons now, the buzz is building and Miu Miu is at the helm, as usual.
Below, an inspirational romp through the 1940s à la Miu Miu F/W 11….
Miu Miu F/W 11; 1940s fabric courtesy of Retro Age Vintage Fabrics
Miu Miu F/W 11; 1940s Los Angeles via LIFE
Miu Miu F/W 11; awesomely creepy 1940s snapshot via Square America
Women circa 1940s; NYC circa 1940s
Miu Miu F/W 11; 1940s pattern illustration
Miu Miu F/W 11; 1940s snapshot via Square America
1940s fabrics via Retro Age Vintage Fabrics
Miu Miu F/W 11 Footwear
1940s Footwear via Stylesight’s Vintage Library
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