Another Miu Miu film from the series “Women’s Tales” launched today, by Ava DuVernay: “The Door”.
I love Miu Miu’s shorts films but this, especially.
The new short film is a celebration of the transformative power of
feminine bonds, and a symbolic story of life change.
“The symbolic centre of The Door is the front entrance of the protagonist’s home. As she
opens it to greet a friend in the powerfully framed opening scenes, she is shrouded in
an oblique sadness. “In the film, characters arrive at the door of a friend in need, bringing
something of themselves”, explains DuVernay. “Eventually, we witness our heroine ready to
walk through the door on her own. The door in the film represents a pathway to who we are”.
“Every time a woman makes a film it is a political act, in my view, whether we mean it to be or not” states DuVernay. “Films by women – whether comedy or drama, documentary or narrative – illustrate the human experience through a woman’s voice, through a woman’s eyes, through a woman’s creativity. Experiences which are often marginalized, fabricated or simply ignored. I think what Miu Miu is doing with this film series is wonderfully radical”.
Miuccia Prada has collaborated with Baz Luhrmann and legendary costume designer Catherine Martin to create a bespoke collection of over 40 unique Miu Miu and Prada cocktail and evening dresses for the move “The Great Gatsby”, inspired by selected runway looks from the last 20 years.
Here are the first sketches that Prada just released.
Knee-length dress in octane-coloured tulle lined in matching silk cady. In the front, tulle is embroidered with a precious ramage pattern in crystal-coloured Swarovski. The dress’s cuts are highlighted by subtle contrasting details in black silk.
Orange organza dress enriched with plastic fish scale-like sequin embroidery. Inspired by the Prada Fall/Winter 2011 collection
Radzmire dress with bustier embroidered with pearls, stones and sequin fringes. Inspired by a revisited silhouette of the 1920s, it is made contemporary by the use of modern fabrics and embroideries of the 1950s.
Multi-striped sequins dress with a plastic and trimmings embroidery at the bottom. Inspired by the Prada Spring/Summer 2011 collection.
Miu Miu just won’t stay still for a moment. This time the company launches a special accessories collection, made exclusively for selected stores in London, consisting of Bauletto bags, clutches, sandals, hairbands and brooches in hot hues of gold, bronze and silver.
Miu Miu strikes again, with a limited edition project consisting of 46 unique and precious bags that launched with the opening of the Autumn/Winter 2012 fashion weeks and are exclusively available in the four major fashion capitals.
Jewel-like in size and artisan quality, these 46 completely unique hand-made bags in many variations combine 17 different materials, using 12 special processing techniques. Exotic materials including crocodile, ostrich, tejus and python mix with lurex jacquard and sablè, patch brocade, linen and glitter.
NEW YORK: Miu Miu limited edition bag in cipria pink suede with ayers water snake skin handle and crystal embroidery. Shiny crocodile detail and satin lining
LONDON: Ιn cameo tejus lizard skin with ton-sur-ton baroque décor and nappa lining
MILAN: Ιn brocade black lurex with ton-sur-ton baroque décor in ayers water snake skin. Shiny crocodile detail and satin lining
PARIS: Ιn amarena violet glitter with baroque décor in antico pink python skin. Shiny crocodile detail and satin lining
Αvailable at Miu Miu boutiques in New York 57th Street and Prince Street, London in New Bond Street, Milan in Via Sant’Andrea and Paris in Rue Saint Honore.
Each one-off bag will be certified by a special ID card and a mini book résumé showing all the 46 possible variations.
a Miu Miu capsule collection that reviews the sophisticated art of cameos with a modern twist, using the same artisan crafting technique: each layer is cut and hand applied on a double contrasting frame of thin plexi baroque-shaped cards, that create different coloured surfaces with female figures, finished with velvet ribbons. available from March.
at the new Miu Miu advertising campaign shot by David Sims, stars actress Mia Wasikowska. Taking inspiration from classic portraiture, the Eighteenth century and the Fifties, lace, bows, patchwork and cameos mix and match in a visual collage by David Sims.
new Miu Miu handmade jewels, manufactured by using lost-wax casting, an ancient and sophisticated technique typically used in high-quality jewelry. with multi-coloured crystals, pearls and perspex, available in November
Guinevere Van Seenus is the main face of Miu Miu resort campaign, inspired by the aristocratic and noble portraits of Renaissance and shot by David Sims in London. Taffeta, transparency, lace, balloon sleeves, are enriched with jewelry: brass chokers and earrings with multi colored crystals and pearls.
Miu Miu launches its new Sneakers, a brand new addition to the Miu Miu Autumn/Winter 2011 collection, decorated with glitter, metal tips, or appliquéd crystals. Looks like the kind of sneakers i would wear.
In need of heavier embroidery? check the crystal dresses of Dolce & Gabbana for the summer, you can’t find anything more precious than that. And definitely nothing that weighs more.
Beverly Hills, 19 of July 2011 – Miu Miu flies to Los Angeles for the premiere of “Muta”, the short film directed by Argentinian director Lucrecia Martel, which is also the second chapter of The Miu Miu Women’s Tales project: A contemporary film noir and a personal reflection on the transformative power of femininity.
For this occasion, an iconic 1920s mansion on La Collina Drive was transformed by Oscar winning set designer Martin Childs. Their interior designs were inspired by the Miu Miu Autumn/Winter 2011 collection where old Hollywood from the 40’s meets European Glamour. The intention of the set design was to recreate a cinematic film noir stage which has been abandoned by its actors.
Upon entering the courtyard, guests encountered a vintage car with chauffer from the 1940 s, setting the tone for mystery and glamour. Guests were invited to mingle with characters living within the light, and intriguing shadows of the home.
During the course of the evening, a cigarette girl presented guests with the Miu Miu Noir sunglasses collection, which represented the main characters in the film. Guests and young actresses had the privilege of trying on the sophisticated 40s styles while
being photographed by a roving reporter.
The new Miu Miu jewellery collection presents multicolour oversized lacquered necklaces, broaches, earrings and bracelets embellished with small perspex links. Τhe pieces have been created with an ironic sense of glamour, further underlined by the way they are showcased, that draws inspiration from the Haute Joaillerie: velvet cases, earring stands and bracelet holders against a backdrop of damask, brass and velvet.