The Making Of Miu Miu’s Miu Lady Bag

Eliza Scarborough   |   05 - 12 - 2017


During the Fall 2016 show Miu Miu introduced a brand new concept, the bejewelled belt buckle. Initially designed as bracelets and earrings for the collection, all these jewels were brought together to form an extravagant embellishment used to adorn new designs such as the belt buckle and then also applied to some timeless pieces.


A much-loved and timeless, Miu Miu bag was reinvented and re-named as the Miu Lady.



Crafted in fine madras leather and soft calfskin, the body of the Miu Lady bag is sophisticated and softly structured. Madras leather is recognisable from the uniqueness of its particular grain and robustness that is suitable for structured bags. Madras is not printed, but its natural grain is enhanced by placing it into a drum during tanning.



Taking approximately 5 hours to be made, the body of the bag is made from 6 pieces of leather, while the lining is made of extremely subtle suede leather for a luxurious finishing. All components are then manually stitched and assembled by artisans, and the hedges are then coated in order to prevent scratches.



The Miu Lady bag comes in a playfully iconoclastic palette of shades and a now wider range of fabrics and sizes. Its classic flap closure is always decorated with its signature buckle, made with three different pieces of brass and a special mix of metals, then coloured in light gold color, or polished steel colour.


Part Baroque, part Western styling, it is then hand-embellished with 184 different shaped precious crystals, gemstones, and pearls in equally vibrant hues. Now that’s what we call a gem of a purchase.



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