Dutch-boy crops, ribboned sunglasses, knee-high black stockings, oh my! Miu Miu, the ever-youthful sister label to Prada, debuted its Spring 2019 collection in Paris, channeling major Harajuku-goth influences on the runway. Combining playful design elements like ribbon bows and thin headbands with more mature flavors like black mesh and daring cuts, the latest collection from the Italian brand hits the sweet spot when it comes to finding beauty in subversion.
The Spring 2019 collection visually strays from the label’s past collections—say goodbye to light floral prints, and say hello to oversized, patent crocodile overcoats. The latest collection is full of contradiction, from loose-fitting babydoll dresses made from dark gray, patchwork denim, to tiny pink ribbons decorating oversized blackout visor shades, with even the styling of stringy hair and unevenly cut bangs adorned with diamond-studded headbands. Creative director, Miuccia Prada, also decided to play with dramatic silhouettes this season, styling chunkier pieces like cable-knit sweaters or masculine suit jackets up top paired with high-cut, thigh-baring skirts and shorts giving the illusion of endless legs. However, in order to curb to the salt and sexiness and sweeten up the mix are delicate, ballet-flats and satin covered platforms. Think Catholic-schoolgirl-gone-rocker: when you have Bible study at 5 PM but have to make it to the KISS-cover band concert at 7 PM.
For a brand that has garnered a reputation for being somewhat of a risk-taker in the realm of high fashion, the latest collection absolutely did not disappoint. Pushing the boundaries of what is considered fashionably palatable, Miu Miu conjures a theatrically twisted, storybook fantasy for Spring 2019—a dreamlike tale of when the princess doesn’t get the happy ending she expected but heads out to the heavy metal bar instead.
Check out the full collection below.