Miu Miu's Boy Scout-Inspired Collection Swaps Menswear for Boyswear
The menswear trend might have its throne usurped, but in the coolest of ways. Miu Miu's pre-fall 2015 collection is inspired by the Boy Scouts, specifically the Scouts during the 1920s period. Can you say, "Classic?" The brand is essentially trading menswear for boyswear (get it?) — but for girls!
It's not every day that the Scouts provide serious or high-end fashion inspo, but leave it to Miuccia Prada to offer a unique take on the overarching menswear trend. The collection boasts caps, cardigans, knee-length shorts, and knee high socks paired with chunky Mary Jane heels and structured bags, so the contrast of masculine and feminine is obvious. Miu Miu's Scout chic also boasts plenty of patterns and the sweaters are slightly bulky, but nothing about the look would suggest that you raided your grandfather's closet. The detailing translates to decidedly feminine and wearable.
This collection retains the obvious tailored, crisp masculine touches of typical menswear looks, but with that classic Boy Scout twist. The faceless, almond-skinned mannequins who wore these clothes at the pre-fall 2015 preview also served an important purpose by allowing attention to fall solely on the outfits.
Would you want to wear any of the pieces in this collection, perhaps with something you already own? Have a look and see if you could make it work.
I'm feeling the dark knee socks. They're so much more chic than those white tube socks with the thick black rings.
Despite masculine accessories, like the hats and ties, the prints on these dresses are so feminine.