Fashion shows and sport are created to be watched - to entertain, to bring joy. They are performative phenomena, where an audience is necessary both for the event and the players, in a two-way exchange.
Inherent is a sense of polarity: evening clothing against sportswear, pragmatism and preciousness, reality versus digital, an event staged to an empty stadium, yet simultaneously observed by many. Clothes draw on the spectacular language of athletic clothing and embellished event clothing: block color, jersey, streamlined shapes, harness against decoration, embellishment, femininity, softness. The twin demands of action and attraction lead to similar aesthetic conclusions. Shapes are simple: blousons, straight pants, wrap skirts moving apart at the thigh. Fabrics are light, hemlines abbreviated, to free the figure inside.
The genesis of Miu Miu can become its exegesis: examination of the earliest years of the label reflects in simplicity of silhouette, consciousness of the body, and the exploration of a meeting-point between sportswear and fashion. Footwear mixes sportswear archetypes with feminine tropes: sneakers and soccer boots with high heels. These dichotomous viewpoints are harmonious in practice because, ultimately, they reflect the duality of reality, of people.