From Maison Margiela’s proposed ‘Recicla’ designs to the remodeled coach bags of the 1970s, we’ve seen a growing number of artists give old pieces a second life in recent seasons. Next? Upcycled by Miu Miu, a new capsule collection of 80 single designs, recreated from fragments from the 1930s to 1980s, carefully selected in market stores and markets around the world.
First appearing at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards in October, the collection — now on sale in nine selected Mi Miu books worldwide — features handmade 1960s mini skirts, festooned with 1970s cocktail dresses, and a plethora of timely puff sleeves. for the holidays. Too bad, the fact that each design with numbers is completely different and has its own story behind it means you will want to keep it in your wardrobe forever.
A new range of capsule is coming as the major luxury brands continue to understand their natural trajectory, as well as the mass of waste generated by the fashion industry. “I want to emphasize the importance of sustainability,” said artistic director Miuccia Prada in an interview with Raf Simons, following the launch of the Prada SS21 exhibition in September. In line with the inclusion, he emphasized that it was an issue that companies and individuals should consider, adding that it was important to “not only announce but to try, little by little, to get better”.
Mi Miu Upcycled’s collection is the latest in a series of environmental programs from the designer, when Prada unveiled its Re-Nylon range made of renewable fishing nets and other waste in 2019. The brand also signed the Fashion Pact – a commitment to meeting three key sustainability goals: eliminating greenhouse gas emissions by 2050; reducing plastics used once by 2030 and supporting new ways to stop microfibre pollution – and became the first luxury company to sign a loan linked to sustainability last year.
Here, we take a look at the special behind-the-scenes how the new Upcycled collection by Mi Miu came together.