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Miu Miu Releases Thirteenth Film in Women’s Tales Series

MIU MIU has released Carmen – the thirteenth short film in its Women’s Tales series, written and directed by Chloë Sevigny. The video, which premiered during NYFW in the city, is now available online and represents the next instalment in the Italian fashion house’s ongoing film project in partnership with the Venice Film Festival. The project exclusively employs female directors who thus far include some of the most prominent producers in the world – Agnès Varda, Ava DuVernay and Naomi Kawasee to name but a few – who are granted complete creative freedom in the making of their videos, the only stipulation being that the wardrobe comprises entirely Miu Miu designs.

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Chloë Sevigny

by Hannah Bergin

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Miu Miu Presents the Latest Short Film in its Women’s Tales Series

MIU MIU has released the 12th short film commissioned for their Women’s Tales project – a unique collaboration between the esteemed fashion house and up-and-coming film directors which celebrates femininity in the 21st century.

 

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The latest film, That One Day, tells a story of a young girl on a journey of self-discovery in, and out-of, traditionally male-dominated environments. The protagonist is a teenage New Yorker, Rachelle, a keen skateboarder who is, initially, faced with sexism and intimidation.

The film follows Rachelle’s chance meeting with a group of like-minded girls with whom she finds a sense of belonging and is inspired by the strength of female friendship she discovers there. That One Day sees her finding a new direction one which potentially defines her future.

 

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This poignant piece is directed by American Crystal Moselle, an artist known to her audience for her emotive short films which passionately explore subjects such as everyday struggles and wider issues affecting society. Moselle frequently focuses on odds-defying individuals, who are real-life superheroes drawing on their inner strength.

 

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That One Day premiered this month along with a screening of Naomi Kawase’s Seed, at the Venice Film Festival’s Giornate degli Autori-Venice Days program. It is now available alongside previous films on a dedicated area of the Miu Miu website.

by Magda Pirowska

Miu Miu Presents Seed – the Latest in Their Short Film Series Women’s Tales

Miu Miu, the fashion label led by Miuccia Prada, has commissioned a series of short movies applauding various accomplished, talented women.

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Women’s Tales are ten moving portraits depicting women’s “love affair with Miu Miu” and present different realities, backgrounds and moments of life.

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All features have been created by independent, up – and – coming female filmmakers including Zoe Cassavetes, Lucrecia Martel, Giada Colagrande, and Massy Tadjedin. The latest picture to be presented as part of the series is Seed by Naomi Kawase which explores the notions of inspiration and mindful synchronicity with the environment surrounding us.

by Magda Pirowska

The film will be shown at a world’s premiere in New York today, with trailer being available to public at Miu Miu website.

The Postman Dreams: New Film Series from Prada

 The Postman Dreams, Prada, The Postman Dreams, the Prada Galleria bag  The Postman Dreams

RENOWNED for its collaborations with pioneering artists, Italian fashion brand Prada has released a series of five short films, The Postman Dreams, directed by American director and photographer Autumn de Wilde, who is well-known for her portraiture of musicians. Each film – The Postman, The Makeout, The Battlefield, The Tree and The Laundromat – features the Prada Galleria bag in a range of scenarios in the day in the life of a hapless postman, who is intended by de Wilde to be a metaphor for personal communication, in which fantasy and reality blur, becoming unstuck and distorted.

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The films can be watched in any order and have a soundtrack by The Blasting Company, a Los Angeles nouveau gypsy band, which is central to the narrative of each short.

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The Prada Galleria is available in Saffiano lux leather, crocodile and ostrich in unexpected as well as classic shades, including tailor-made variations on crocodile and ostrich through a special made-to-order service.

by Caroline Simpson

 

 

Paris Fashion Week AW15: Prada

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MIUCCIA Prada is back. Not that anyone had ever counted her out. But, the Prada  AW15 collection is, by far, her strongest work of late. The queen of it-feels-retro-but-it-is-oh-so-modern-chic has returned with a beautiful array of pieces that are girly, playful and—fashion’s favourite gasp-inducing thing—surprising.

Prada look PFW AW15

Prada look PFW AW15

Prada look PFW AW15

For one, the colours for this fall Prada collection are predominantly pastels. Perfect pale pinks, mint greens and soft blues mixed with pops of red, dove grey and shades of yellow with hints of black here and there. The collection flows seamlessly from piece to piece in almost organic fashion, appropriate since one of Miuccia’s themes for the collection was “variation on beauty,” exploring the balance between real and fake in conceptions of beauty.

Prada look PFW AW15

Prada look PFW AW15

There was an air of ‘60s ladylike chic everywhere – complete with interpreted attached stoles, bows, opera gloves, kitten heels, Empire waists and exaggerated Perspex floral brooches – only with a touch of artifice that made it all modern, all thoughtful. Models strutted down the runway in an array of loosely structured suit separates and shirts layered under dresses in an array of woven and printed tweeds in the aforementioned spring-feeling palette.

Prada look PFW AW15

Prada look PFW AW15

Some of the strongest pieces involved a molecular-looking print that was, in fact, an image of a GM ostrich, which directly contrasted to other items in the collection directly cut from ostrich. Music from Disney’s Fantasia added to the feeling of contrast between organic and inorganic, real and fantastical.

On the whole, the collection felt very Prada, but very new, beautiful and unexpected, which, is, of course, very Prada.

by Jessica Quillin