Miuccia Prada’s reign at Miu Miu is known for combining contrasting elements to create new fashion forms. This latest Miu Miu Fall Winter 2019 collection is no exception. The unusual mix showcases feminine floral motifs with rebellious camouflage prints featured alongside romantic hand-knitted layers and sheer fabrications — resulting in a ‘romantic warrior’ look.

The show space of Miu Miu FW 2019 installation by Sharna Osborne
The show space of Miu Miu FW 2019 installation by Sharna Osborne (Photo credit: Miu Miu)

For this season, the show venue is filled up with collage of photographs and LED-screens featuring a chaotic assemblage of artistic visuals by New Zealand born artist and film maker, Sharna Osborne. As the models strut the runway, images on the screens change up according to the romantic tunes of musical instruments.

This serene atmosphere created by the soothing melody is an intentional displacement to the chaos that is created by the graphical ensemble of imagery around the space. It seems like the message behind the collection was to communicate the idea of seeking tranquility amidst the disorder.

Floral prints for fall
Miu Miu FW 2019 runway look (Photo credit: Miu Miu)
Floral printed backpack from the runway of Miu Miu FW 2019 (Photo credit: Miu Miu)

Floral patterned capes are one of the key pieces of the season. Though flowers are an uncommon choice for fall, Miu Miu somehow created a look that worked. The models wore vivid florals matched with dusty textural pairings to create a contrast and balance between the two elements. The bright-coloured floral print is also replicated on their backpack design — an ultra bold piece that would add a pop to any outfit.

Miu Miu FW 2019 runway look (Photo credit: Miu Miu)
Miu Miu FW 2019 runway look (Photo credit: Miu Miu)

The usage of florals were also designed into pastel toned three dimensional flowers with traditional techniques appliqué, knitting and crochet. However, these designs were juxtaposed with black and hard silhouettes to create an edgy yet romantic vibe.

Camouflage patterns
Miu Miu FW 2019 runway look (Photo credit: Miu Miu)
Camouflage print boots from the runway of Miu Miu FW 2019 (Photo credit: Miu Miu)

Apart from feminine florals, camouflage print is another hero print featured on the runway of the Miu Miu Fall Winter 2019 collection. When styled the Miu Miu way, the iconic military pattern takes on an unexpected feminine feel — a refreshing image to represent a rebellious print. The printed material also takes on the forms of dresses and hooded jackets. The brand also introduced their oddly stylish chunky camouflage combat boots to go against last season’s dad sneakers.

Miu Miu FW 2019 runway look (Photo credit: Miu Miu)
Camouflage printed bag from the runway of Miu Miu FW 2019 (Photo credit: Miu Miu)

Another way to rock the camouflage print is to style it with clothing in muted hues or darker tones to create a more harmonious look. Alternatively, carrying a leather bag in camouflage would add contrast and toughness to a minimalistic outfit.

Josiah Chua
Fashion Director
Josiah is the Fashion Director in charge of styling shoots and writing the fashion pages. On his days off, he locks himself at home designing and sewing up a collection in preparation for his label's runway debut.