What Makes The Miu Miu Coat So Special? Understanding The Design Trend For Winter 2021.
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What Makes The Miu Miu Coat So Special? Understanding The Design Trend For Winter 2021.

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Miu Miu was launched in 1993 as an accessories-rich "anti-fashion" supplementary line to Prada. Since then, it has steadily and assertively reoriented itself as a stand-alone brand. To underscore the label's exclusivity, its event was moved from Milan to Paris in 2006. The New York Times has dubbed Miuccia Prada, better known by her nickname Miu Miu, "the maestro of the look of not-quite-right," and both of her lines attract women who aren't afraid to stand out. 

Although all eyes were on Joe Biden and Kamala Harris at the momentous US inauguration, Ella Emhoff's choice of outfit for the occasion received a lot of acclaim on Twitter. In Washington, the Vice President's stepdaughter was seen wearing an embroidered Miu Miu coat with a prominent collar, adding some real elegance to the proceedings. 


People watching the inauguration on television around the world remarked on the Miu Miu Coat Ella wore, applauding her sense of style and expressing interest in seeing what else she wears while Harris is in office. The easy grace with which she carried off the outfit was an added bonus for fans.

Breakdown Of The Miu Miu Coat Ella Wore To The Inauguration

For the historic occasion, attendees at the presidential inauguration dressed up in their finest coats. Meanwhile, Ella Emhoff, Kamala's stepdaughter, cemented her place as a style star with the day's most talked-about outerwear. 

Ella, a fashion designer and student at New York City's Parsons School of Design, attracted attention and stirred Twitter buzz when she walked down the Capitol steps with her brother, Cole. While seeing her stepmom create history as the first woman of Black and South Asian origin to serve as Vice President of the United States, she chose Miu Miu's Shetland Pied De Poule coat.


The copper and gold crystal embellishments trickling down the shoulders of the Miu Miu Coat Ella wore made it stand out among the sea of monotone clothes at the event. Ella was well fitted in the A-line coat, which cinched in at the waist before flaring out and stretching to mid-calf. She wore the coat over a crimson dress she designed with Batsheva Hay, and finished off the look with a Loeffler Randall leather croc-embossed headband, leather gloves, black boots, a black handbag and a black face mask. 

Earlier, winter wear was designed to be warm and comfortable or fashionably glitzy. However, standards are rapidly changing, and fashion must continue to adapt to this new way of life. 

At least, that's what designers tend to believe. Miu Miu, Chanel, Thom Browne, Givenchy, and others, incorporated chalet elements into their fall designs, such as quilted fabrics, furry accessories and Moon Boot-like footwear. If someone is planning a winter getaway in the fall of 2021, Miuccia Prada's current collection at Miu Miu has them covered. It’s almost too perfect to fault.

The brand's autumn collection, which debuted with a video shot in the Alps by cinematographer Benjamin Kracun, portrays gangs of women meeting on a snowy mountain, and examines a "collective strength, a community of spirit," according to the show notes.


Miu Miu uses sleek boudoir satins on puffy snowsuits and thick crochet knits as lingerie-inspired tops this season to examine the contrast between delicateness and protectiveness. This contrast is also played with by ornamentation (think sequined T-shirt dresses and spiked coats). There are plenty of super-feminine dresses at Miu Miu, but they've been roughed up this season with exquisite slip dresses placed over rib knit leggings and bodysuits.


Although it's difficult to think of who would look for a padded nylon bodysuit in the hills, the sleek outerwear and functional Miu Miu-branded gloves look just as fantastic on the slopes as they do while sipping après-ski cocktails. Other accessories include teddy bear-fur boots and knit ski helmets, replete with masks that would be ideal for today's Covid-19 face-covering standards.

The Miu Miu Coat Ella wore, as well as the Miu Miu Fall 2021 collection as a whole, provided solutions to the pandemonium that occurs when the two extremes collide. The differences between panorama pictures and close-ups, according to Prada, are a relationship between "the person and the grandness." It summed up many people's mixed attitude toward their post-lockdown wardrobe: a desire to hide and dress up at the same time. 

The mood is to go for daring but doable attire. Moreover, as people have been stuck indoors for such a long time, the trend is for clothing that isn’t too obtrusive, but makes a statement at the same time. A fashion paradox for brands, if there ever was one!


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