Miu Miu Goes 1950s for Spring ’17

Forget pret-a-porter, Miu Miu’s spring collection at Paris Fashion Week was pret-a-piscine.

Unashamedly retro, it harked back to the glory days of the 1950s, when bathing costumes were just that and no one would have even countenanced a cut-out bikini.

As for the footwear, candy colors and aqueous patent finishes predominated. Flatforms with contrast soles and ticker-tape edging (mirroring the taped plywood of the set) made a beeline for the plage, followed by moulded, plasticized wedges sure to withstand a splash or two.

Miu Miu Spring 2017 Collection Miu Miu spring ’17 collection. REX Shutterstock.
Miu Miu Spring 2017 Collection Miu Miu spring ’17 collection. REX Shutterstock.

Pool slides came straight up, no chaser, or with pretty scalloped edges and rosette embellishment that recalled the Fifties-style swim caps worn as bonnets.

Miu Miu Spring 2017 Collection Miu Miu spring ’17 collection. REX Shutterstock.
Miu Miu Spring 2017 Collection Miu Miu spring ’17 collection. REX Shutterstock.

The hit parade continued with metallic gold platforms sporting flared heels plus clear, cone-heel sandals and even last season’s ballet pump made a cameo — morphed into a buckled plimsoll for the more sportif.  

Miu Miu Spring 2017 Collection Miu Miu spring ’17 collection. REX Shutterstock.

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