MIU MIU OPENS THE SET IN A STAGED MYSTERY THAT LOCKS IN THIS SEASON’S FRAME-BY-FRAME MAGIC OF WES ANDERSON’S UNCOMPROMISINGLY DELIGHTFUL VISUAL STYLE. DESIGNER AND DIRECTOR WORK IN BURSTS OF NONSENSICAL SPECKLED ENCHANTMENT AND THE DIALOGUE STAYS SILENT AS THIS SEASON’S PLOT IS ALL UP TO THE CONTENT OF THE CHARACTER’S WHIMSICAL WARDROBE.
Filmed in the closed cornered wallpapered walls of Wes Anderson’s nostalgia peppered set, Miu Miu doubles up characters in a split screen montage of socked sleuths. Matching caplets, tweeds and heeled Mary Janes, there’s a mischievous tinge in these girls’ slouchy sit. Occupying their imagination, no doubt, is the crafting of a second scene as unpredictable as their accessories. They’ll be clever to swap their schoolboy hats and scout-collared handkerchiefs for detective hats in a fast double switch.
Stella McCartney’s shapes her scenes with asynchronies that cut the tilt into her sculpted caps, playfully cut lapels and buttery beige leathered heels. Scattered brass buttons and misplaced pocketing surprise the eye’s musing under the feathered fringe from which willows and snow leopards appear in bliss from their graphically penned hidings. These creatures can speak, in true Wes Anderson style; his magic infuses Stella’s sequences with the folly of technicolored nocturnal wanderings. Dream-like pastels infuse lilac into Acne’s diorama. Illuminated with a larger than normal charm, wide brimmed knits, cropped ski sweaters and turtlenecks cover the sport infused spirit of Anderson’s outré athletes. Cut to a director’s elaborate eye, expanded and extended permeates the folly of Acne’s platformed loafers, elbow skimming gloves and toppling toques.
A slow moving camera infiltrates a single shot through his amusing micro-plotted twists. Like Elie Saab’s clutched seams, a single camera curve brings an analogue blur to this frame’s floral prints. Prada’s adorned baby pink dress is the shift through which Erdem extends the bouquet with a darkened humour true to Wes Anderson’s colour-corrected switch. Warm hues turn cool in a composition that enhances the criss-crossed placement of the character’s school uniformed slightly satirical tinge.
Louis Vuitton drops iconography among Wes Anderson’s decadently ornate scenes with trunks and monograms that season the set. A colour blocked jersey dress mirrors the legacy with every bit of preppy as the coiled character of Margot to extend the Royal Tenenbaum’s family ties. Timed in embroidery, leather piping, tweeds and A-lines, corduroy was not forgotten in this season’s story. Wes Anderson slid his 70s spirited suit into the frame, an outfit to clothe a character on his set: a corduroy suit, his long loved personal gem.