Sunday, 13 July 2014

A Groovy Cruise ... Miu Miu Cruise 2014-15 Collection

As the fall/winter collections are officially available in stores, designers are busy previewing their Cruise 2014-15 collections to the media and a coterie of celebrated guests. Case in point: Miu Miu Croisière 2014-15 collection presentation in Paris.

Held at the Palais d’Iena in Paris, a number of fashion authorities and trendsetters gathered in the chic fashion capital of the world for a preview on Miuccia Prada’s latest work for Miu Miu. 

Boasting a modernist setting, the long and pillared runway was decorated with geometrically patterned carpet in contrasting shades of blue. 

Perspex tables were arranged around the roman columns, providing a futuristic feel to the entire setting. Guests then settled on comfortable modernist chairs in hue that matched the colour scheme of runway.

Among celebrities who were spotted at the event were actress Uma Thurman with her daughter Maya Hawke. Like most of the guests, Uma, a former fashion model made her grand entrance into the venue in a black chiffon long sleeved dress with a pleated skirt and black satin strappy sandals, all by Prada.

Another celebrated fashion icon Alexa Chung also made her appearance at the event in Prada, wearing a red satin long sleeve dress complemented with a black scarf, black vitello lux ankle strap heels, and a black saffiano lux handbag. 

“Slumdog Millionaire” actress and model Freida Pinto, on the other hand was dressed in navy silk sable crewneck belted blouson dress that is luxuriously drenched in silver grommets and metal embroideries. On her feet were a pair of exquisite pumps covered in black sequins and she clutched a black satin strappy sandals, all by Miu Miu. 

Actress Lea Seydoux, the former face of Miu Miu Resort 2013 ad campaign joined the chic crowd in a cream, silver and gold irridescent brocade zipper tunic and pants. The look was further amplified with a pair of silver platform crystal heels and a cream satin clutch, all by Miu Miu. 

Ladies aside, the Cruise show was also graced by the presence of award-winning film director Steve McQueen and daughter Alex, film director Roman Polanski and fashion designer Marc Jacobs who came to show in rust-coloured sheen skirt paired with a brown body-hugging sweater.   

As the guests were ushered into the venue, the show started with a live performance by British singer and songwriter Josephine Oniyama.

Dressed in green hibiscus printed popeline mandarin-style dress with navy raso paillette embroidered pumps, all by Miu Miu, the British singer with Liberian and Jamaican roots delivered a soulful rendition of her songs prior to the start of the runway show.
 
For Cruise 2014-15, Miu Miu rides on the wave of the late 60s, when the psychedelic era kicked started. Perhaps, Prada was looking into the iconic styles of women who defined the fashion of the two eras such as former US First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, British singer Jane Birkin (the one with an “it” bag named after her for the uninitiated) and model Jean Shrimpton, just to name a few.  

The prints are whimsical and doused in cool colour scheme. The pants are tailored with hints of bell-bottom while the jackets are double breasted with features such as matte panelling in contrasting colour on the shoulder and streamlined shapes. 

There are also long-sleeved dresses that are most probably appropriate to be worn during the pre-fall or fall/winter season rather than Cruise as the style resembles a double breasted coat. 

Speaking about dresses, the hemlines are kept high above the knees and they come in either printed or plain with application of macramé appliqué on the bodice to complement the groovy print. Adding finishing touches to the Miu Miu Cruise looks are leather gladiator sandals, bejewelled strapped sandals, pointed toed Mary Janes and printed clutch bags.

The glamorous yet intimate evening continued with a dinner and ended with a spectacular performance by internationally acclaimed US artist Jack White.

Miu Miu Cruise 2014-15 collection will be available at all Miu Miu stores worldwide towards the final quarter of 2014. 

 



 




*Photos courtesy of Miu Miu

Miu Miu - Lot g06, Ground Floor, Suria KlCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur; Lot 2.13.00 & 3.15.00 Level2&3, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, No.168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

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