Revolving around the romance of venturing outside of one’s comfort zone and embarking on bold adventures, Miu Miu’s Fall/Winter 2021 collection offers up plenty of statement-making contrasts such as slip dresses embellished with crystals and spiky studs. Besides being Miuccia Prada’s idea of battle gear, they’re a nod to her personal penchant for wearing slips while skiing on warmer days. “It looks strange, but in the end, it’s not,” says the ever-idiosyncratic fashion doyenne. Wool slip dress with crystals and studs, satin skirt, mohair ski mask, brass ring (worn throughout), Miu Belle nappa leather clutch with metal chain strap and PU faux fur boots. All Miu Miu throughout
Satin slip dress with studs and twill coat with studs. Earrings, Aisyah’s own
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