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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.

Naomi Kawase_ph Brigitte Lacombe_05bw-1Naomi Kawase photographed by Brigitte Lacombe

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

SEED_ph. Leslie Kee_08Action shot from Seed. Photograph: Leslie Kee

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.

Kenzo Pre-Fall 2016 Collection Announced

Japanese brand Kenzo have announced their pre-fall 2016 collection. Kenzo’s creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim said of the launch, “For our women’s collection for pre-fall 2016, we were inspired by the power of women. Our woman is equally a member of an all-girl biker gang as of a group of demure urban professionals.”

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Kenzo pre-fall 2016 jacquard lacquered pants with matching double breasted cocoon coats

Leon and Lim ensured that the collection appeals to a modern woman who is not afraid of being a leader and expressing her personality through her fashion choices. Lacquered jacquard trousers with matching double breasted, origami cocoon jackets, printed indigo denims and floor-length dresses lend themselves to special occasions or days when one wants to experiment.

print separates and gold bootsKenzo pre-fall 2016 printed separates and gold ankle boots with rectangle kitten heels

For everyday staples, the collection offers pleated stretch skirts, flattering tunic tops, classic separates and jersey dresses and add a bit of luxury with mohair and cashmere knitwear. To cover up in the colder months there are shaved shearling bomber jackets with kimono sleeves, puffer maxi-jackets and patterned swing coats.

 bomber jacketsKenzo pre-fall 2016 shaved shearling bomber jackets with kimono sleeves

Main silhouette of the designs is “spacious, layered and oversized”. It furthermore carries bold colours and distinctive prints of  “graphic Tanami flowers, half stars upon stripes, rising suns and soft abstract clouds” of separates in bold colours, flattering tunic-tops, the mid-length skirts and classic jeans.

jumper with leather pants imageKenzo pre-fall 2016 graphic knitwear in mixed mohair, cashmere and wool

Japanese influences carry into the accessories range made up of belts and embroidered chest plates. The sharp graphic angles also feature in the ankle boots with distinctive rectangular kitten heels, whilst the platform ballerina flats designs have been brought out back from Kenzo design archives.

pront dress balerinas and a bagKenzo pre-fall 2016 platform ballerinas and Champ bag

The biggest treat however have been reserved for the bag lovers as Kenzo brings the Tanami flowers’clutches alongside two new designs: a rectangular leather satchel Rizo and the nylon jacquard Champ selection of functional sports bags distinguished by origami construction.

by Magda Pirowska