It’s beginning to look like the trend that won’t: fall 2012‘s masculine motif. We’ve seen it on plenty of runways, but seldom is it done in such a way that we’ve been left thinking “instant hit”. And we didn’t see an instant hit on Miu Miu’s fall 2012 runway, of this we can be sure. What did see, however, is a fashion brand that has legions of fans turn out a collection that didn’t so much play to the masculinity trend as it did smash through the fourth wall.
Which leaves us wondering whether the dedication that people show to Miu Miu will make the masculinity trend happen? Will Miuccia Prada’s use of a 70s fashion aesthetic mixed with prints that border on kitsch appeal now that the 70s revival is nearing its end?
Go through the Miu Miu fall 2012 collection and you can pick out what will automatically work: the tailored jackets, the shoes, the accessories. The shirts, well they’ll sell – take them away from the garish on-catwalk styling and they’re probably quite nice. But none of these elements worn separately make a trend. Nor do they say that the collection appeals as a whole. For even just the latter to happen we’ve got to see Miu Miu’s fans invest in the collection’s overarching looks: its man-style suits. And given that, more often than not, they don’t so much flatter as they do scream for attention, it’s impossible to know how this collection will appeal and influence this far out from the season.
You can see all of the Miu Miu autumn (fall) / winter 2012 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.
Photography by Imaxtree