Miu Miu Fall 2013: Sporty and Nostalgic

If Prada was a nod to old Hollywood's leading ladies then Miu Miu was for her sporty little sister.
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If Prada was a nod to old Hollywood's leading ladies then Miu Miu was for her sporty little sister.
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If Prada was a nod to old Hollywood's leading ladies then Miu Miu was for her sporty little sister.

Miuccia Prada kept the silhouettes conservatvely long and lean for her fall 2013 collection for Miu Miu and did away with the 70s prints and leisure suits that dominated last fall's lineup (thank you!). It was nice to see a silhouette that was closer to the body when so much of what we've been seeing these past few years has been all about the volume of Céline and Balenciaga.

But if the silhouettes were conservative (slim fitting dresses and skirts all hit well below the knee) the prints were anything but. We're talking loud all-over stripes and polka dots with matching scarves tied at the neck. Another highlight was the outerwear. Quilted parkas and skirts that zipped up the middle modernized the otherwise Victorian-looking long dress coats.

The footwear, which we're sure we'll be seeing on the feet of every street style star next season, was thoroughly modern--futuristic even: Rubbery Mary Janes with giant platform treads, they were the only shoes appropriate for walking on the metal grate that served as the runway. Guests wearing stilettos were not as lucky.

Photos: IMAXtree