Short pleated ultra mini skirts made a return at the Miu Miu autumn/winter 2022 show. Influencers, rejoice!
For the Miu Miu collection this season, Mrs. Miuccia Prada was always going to play us like a fiddle. Rouding off Paris Fashion Week, Prada sent a strong message that she realises she has us in a fashion headlock, and she’ll take advantage of this for as long as she wishes.
Mrs. Prada said, “Fine, I’ll give you more options,” and leant into one of the season’s most notable silhouettes even further, taking her Miu Miu office girl to the courts. Think “Euphoria” goes to the country club. You can understand the temptation to continue the story, when it worked so well the first time – the Spring 22 caricature of office wear reached more internet virility than we’ve seen in fashion for a long time.
Prada is laughing along with the rest of us – the impact of her SS22 collection is certainly not lost on her, as models stormed down the catwalk in her now-signature pleated ultra micro mini skirts to an almost laughable, cartoonish soundtrack. Wearing double-belted hot pants, ballet shoes, and enormous knit socks, these were super important fashion people en route to do super important fashion stuff. When you’re a victim of Prada’s humour and intelligence, you have no choice but to laugh along.
This season’s offering was a sportier version of the lady we’d come to know in Spring. White jersey and pleated cotton with sporty, blue and red stripes lining the belted waistline replaced the tactile cotton of the minis. Polos replaced shirts, and the enormous blazer/coat made a triumphant comeback, because… well, it had to.
Bomber jackets were cut to display the section of our torsos that haven’t been on display since 2003, while silk underwear with the Miu Miu logo poked out from treacherously low waistbands. The same silk briefs were also visible underneath crystal embellished, netted two pieces for a more evening wear vibe.
This collection seemed like an easy step for Mrs. Prada, but certainly not a careless one. Rather, it was an opportunity for her to represent the label, following her impact last October with the skirt that virtually destroyed the internet. This is what Miuccia Prada does best, and as long as she’s doing it, we’ll be on board.
Watch the full Miu Miu AW22 Paris Fashion Week show below.