Miu Miu's Pre-Fall collection is a '70s fever dream complete with patchwork minidresses and plaid coats.

May 29, 2020

Shot in January 2020, the latest Miu Miu Pre-Fall 2020 ad campaign and collection explores the idea of these interior girls’ worlds. Here, the playful power of femininity and fashion are revealed, as not simply about what you might want to buy, but who you might want to be.

A dream-like, interior world is conjured through Douglas Irvine’s photography to match the external, magical manifestation on display in the clothing. A blur of florals and glittering visual embellishment, diaphanous drape and ecstatic movement belie the strict foundations for both the images and garments.

An haute-bourgeois Milanese interior was transformed in a building that has a long-standing history with the house. In Via Melzi D’Eril 30, once home to the Miu Miu catwalk shows, the glamour of the photoshoot performs its magic with a new generation of Miu Miu girls.

Wearing a clothing collection that splices the utilitarian with the formal, the everyday with the extravagant, delicate artisanal embellishment is contrasted with and applied to a notion of the sturdily homespun. Here, nineteenth century literary heroines, both fictional and actual, are channelled, the sources of teenage-girl bedroom revolutions in both style and substance, yet worn by a new generation of everyday heroines with all of their contrasting clothing choices.

The Miu Miu Pre-Fall 2020 ad features Malaika Holmen, Esme Creed-Miles, Kasper Kapica, Ez, Tang He, Tomiwa Adeshina and Patrycja Piekarska, who were chosen instinctively to personify the spirit of the everyday heroine, both ordinary and extraordinary. Here, the Miu Miu girls’ glamour is not a spell but merely a matter-of-fact; it’s the glamour of young women deciding who they’d like to be.


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