Miu Miu leaned into the rising Y2K trend with a spring 2022 collection filled with low-slung mini skirts and trousers, runway presentation shown during Paris Fashion Week. Taking a page from traditionally preppy silhouettes, the look was epitomized by a belted khaki pleated mini-skirt that sat on the hips providing maximum abdomen exposure. The look was paired with a super-cropped cable sweater top accessorized with socks and a two-tone kitten heel mule.
The overall look was sexy but collegiate in the same vein as Brittany Spear‘s famed 2009 “Baby One More Time” single only with much shorter skirts.
The collection was also noteworthy for a collaboration with New Balance on a 574 silhouette. Featuring a white or tan suede upper with a white midsole and gum outsole, the shoe featured unfinished seams reflecting the raw hems shown on many of the collection’s garments.
Miu Miu’s effort with New Balance follows on the heels of Prada collaborating with Adidas, a partnership that’s produced two silhouettes thus far with a third on the way.
While there’s no pricing or timing on the New Balance shoe, it will probably launch in early 2022 along with the collection.