Paris Fashion Week A/W 2008-9: Miu Miu
Coming at the end of a run of what has been a pretty conservative fashion season Miuccia Prada saved the day with a bold and relatively daring collection based on horse jockeys.
Jersey curved panels created volume and emphasised hips (saddlebags?) and in what was a really cute touch each model had their initials embroidered onto the clothes. Nevertheless Miuccia's trademark quirky touches were fairly muted.
There were echoes of Prada's main collection with lace-panelled dresses but in the sporty context they were anything but matronly. A palette of grass green, burgundy and burnt orange teamed with a range of greys subtly reinforced the equestrian theme.
I'm not really sure how this look is going to filter down onto the mainstream and I'd like to see the big stores do cycling shorts under sequinned evening gowns but with Miu Miu half the fun is waiting to see how the high street reacts as they inevitably do.