No Milan Show For Miu Miu

DON’T expect Miu Miu to return to the Milan Fashion Week schedule any time soon. The Italian brand has been a regular fixture at Paris Fashion Week since 2006 – and Miuccia Prada intends for it to stay that way. Leading Italian brands have been under pressure recently to show in the country’s fashion capital (not least from Giorgio Armani), in order to try and revitalise Milan Fashion Week. But while Prada shows in Milan, sister label Miu Miu doesn’t

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Miuccia’s Anti-Ageing Advice

MIUCCIA PRADA has revealed that, at the age of 66, she has come to terms with a lot of what life has to throw at her – including the inevitable ageing process. type-gallery Miuccia Prada Style File + 23 “I had this problem, worrying about looking old, when I was 33 and thank God I got over it and it never came back,” she said. “And in any case, if we work, who cares? If you don’t work, of course

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Miu Miu Socks

The icing on the sartorial cake at Miu Miu’s autumn/winter 2009-10 show was the hosiery: the beautifully bejewelled and shimmering socks that interspersed an innovatively sophisticated collection. Worn on the catwalk with skirts of the same intricate and ornate embellishment, they looked truly stunning and had our hearts all a-fashion-flutter. Miu Miu socks, £245. Miu Miu, 123 New Bond Street, London, W1S 1EJ. For further information, call 020 7409 0900. DID YOU SEE? The rest of the Miu Miu autumn/winter 2009-10

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Prada Boost

ITALIAN label Prada has reported a first-half revenue rise of 29 per cent. Sales increased by 41 per cent to over £772 million over the past six months ending July 31. The boost is thought to be credited to a substantial profit increase in the Far East where sales surged by 70 per cent. According to WWD, revenues in the US rose 41 per cent and 37 per cent in Europe. The Prada Group is responsible for Miu Miu, Car Shoe and

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Miu Miu Ad Banned

MIU MIU’s controversial Hailee Steinfeld advertisement has been banned by the Advertising Standards Agency. The ad, which shows 14-year-old Steinfeld sitting on a railway track, was found to be “irresponsible” for “showing a child in a hazardous or dangerous situation”. SEE THE LATEST CAMPAIGNS Prada Retail Ltd, which owns Miu Miu, explained that the ad was “based on the set of an imaginary film” starring Steinfeld – who was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar in 2011 for her role

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Miu Miu’s Muse

MIA WASIKOWSKA has been named the face of Miu Miu’s spring/summer 2012 campaign, replacing Hailee Steinfeld. The Jane Eyre actress must truly love the brand, having told us back in August last year that she was still undecided as to whether she’d ever commit to becoming a brand’s advert muse. “I’m not sure about becoming a campaign star,” she told us. “It would depend on what brand is, what it was for and on timings – we’ll see.” One of

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Miu Miu’s Jewels

MIU MIU knows how to have fun when it comes to accessories, and its spring/summer 2012 capsule jewellery collection is no exception. SEE THE COLLECTION HERE Inspired by cameos, each piece is hand-crafted using the artisanal crafting techniques traditionally used to make the classic jewellery piece. Coloured plexi figures hang on velvet necklace straps, sit on chunky cuffs and hang from earrings – all accessorised with golden metal inlays. And with all pieces priced at under £500, they provide the

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New Miu

MIU MIU is embracing show fever by launching a collection of one-off handbags, exclusively in each of the fashion capitals – London, New York, Milan and Paris. Comprising 46 styles, each limited edition range will vary according to the city. Luxurious materials – from crocodile to ostrich skin – will be contrasted with jacquard, patch brocade, linen and glitter. Each bag will come with a special ID card, certifying its unique status, and a mini book featuring all 46 designs.

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Prada Sales Soared In 2012

PRADA enjoyed a significant rise in sales for 2012. The luxury fashion house reported a 29 per cent gain in total revenue for the year. Both the Prada and Miu Miu brands experienced growth globally – with the group announcing sales of €3.29 billion (£2.84 billion). The company opened 78 new stores last year and now boasts 283 Prada boutiques and 126 Miu Miu shops around the world. “In a year characterised by a particularly difficult international economic environment, our

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12 Shearling Bags Under $1,000 to Add Some Texture to Your Wardrobe Without Busting Your Budget

Even though it’s widely beloved, fall isn’t my favorite season. That’s mostly because it starts the long, unpleasant slog toward winter, and knowing what’s coming for those of us in the Northeast makes it difficult for me to enjoy the approach. One thing I do love about fall, though, is how many lush textures the season brings into my wardrobe; soft-as-butter knits and plush furs (faux for me, real for you if that’s your thing) just don’t happen in summer.

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