Collective strength, a community of spirit.

Miuccia Prada draws together diverse groups – gangs of women – for the Miu Miu Fall/Winter 2021 fashion show. The result is a unique vision that could only have been imagined before, a voyage through the mountains – a fashion show in the snow. A dream ‘Miu Miu Mountain Club’ is created, models exploring the landscape of Cortina d’Ampezzo -in the heart of Dolomites Alps-, captured on film in a difficult and brave undertaking. It is about escape, about dreaming – making fantasy a reality.

Coming together, the Miu Miu women set out on a journey through the mountains: exploring the landscape, on a quest heading towards an unknown goal. Bravery in endeavour is reflected by courage in clothing – they are dressed for the extreme.

Outfits combined different intentions, different dreams and realities, to create different characters. Inside and outside, protective and seductive, – intentions are multiple, like the diverse identities found within each woman. And, in turn, each individual is attracted to liked-minded personas, the single becoming the collective. They form alliances, kinships. And they walk together.

In a pretence of practicality, the language of sportswear fuses with fashion. Using the vernacular of mountaineering dress, they make gestures to the landscape. Teddy-bear faux fur, padded layers and knit ski helmets and ski masks frame faces, suggesting warmth and safety, beautifying necessary means of protection for a hazardous terrain. Silk satin dresses and lace convey delicacy and intimacy. Outerwear, inner lives.