Miu Miu has launched a new collection made completely from upcycled vintage pieces named Upcycled by Miu Miu. It includes 80 dresses that have been reworked using vintage designs.
The one-off pieces were all found in clothing stores and markets around the world, and date from the 1930s to the 1970s. After being sourced, the dresses were re-fashioned all by hand. They were cut, spliced, made longer or shorter and finished with signature Miu Miu embellishments including crystals, ribbons and bows, meaning each look is entirely unique.
The luxury Italian fashion brand said in a statement,“Re-imagined through the Miu Miu lens, the life of garments worn and loved in the past is extended – renewed, sustained – thereby enriching the lives of the women who will wear them in the future in return,”
Actors Elisa Visari and Chen Ran debuted two of the reimagined dresses at the first-ever digital Green Carpet Fashion Awards on Sunday evening. Visari wore an Upcycled by Miu Miu orange cocktail dress, made from an original 1960s design, customized with glass pearl embellishment on ivory duchesse silk puff sleeves. Ran wore an Upcycled by Miu Miu burgundy evening gown, made from a 1930s design, with an original sequined collar and customized with crystal embroidery on Victorian sleeves in black silk duchesse.
The entire collection will be available to buy at the end of November in select Miu Miu boutiques.