Miuccia Prada refashions vintage designs and gives them a Miu Miu touch with a new environmentally friendly collection
To support Miu Miu’s dedication to a more sustainable fashion system, the House presents Upcycled by Miu Miu. A capsule offering of up-cycled vintage pieces that have been given a new lease of life by Miu Miu ateliers. The collection was first revealed at the recent Green Carpet Fashion Awards which saw actresses Elisa Visari and Chen Ran wearing dresses from the line.
Launching globally this holiday season, Upcycled by Miu Miu is a selection of one-off designs built around precious vintage clothing finds dating from the Thirties to the Seventies. Each piece has been carefully sourced by Miu Miu from vintage clothing stores and markets around the world and reworked in a unique way. Once restored and brought back to life, the pieces are re-fashioned: cut, shortened, lengthened and then embellished and embroidered with classic Miu Miu signature touches including paillettes, crystals, ribbons and bows.
The collection will initially be limited to 80 pieces. Each piece is completely different, but also representative of Miu Miu’s feminine, quirky style. All pieces are finished by hand, each detail reimagined in the Miu Miu way. This unique project allows these garments from the past to be celebrated once again, extending their beauty to future generations as well as increasing their lifespan more sustainably.
For the first ever digital edition of the Green Carpet Fashion awards Italian actress Elisa Visari wore an Upcycled by Miu Miu orange cocktail dress, made from an original 1960s design, customised with glass pearl embellishment on ivory duchesse silk puff sleeves. While actress Chen Ran wore an Upcycled by Miu Miu burgundy evening gown, made from an original 30’s design, with an original sequined collar and customised with crystal embroidery on Victorian sleeves in black silk duchesse.
The pieces are expected to be available in selected Miu Miu boutiques at the end of November.