In partnership with Miu Miu
“It talks about the imagination of women, different places, different ideas. Trying to execute your dreams is courageous - that takes bravery and strength." Miuccia Prada says.
"There is also, always, the idea of combining something practical with something beautiful - a dream of practicality. Practicality means strength, but that strength can be combined with dreams. The two do not have to be mutually exclusive.”
Collective strength and community of spirit. These are the fundamental sentiments that Miu Miu's Fall Winter 2021 'Brave Hearts' collection is built upon. With the Miu Miu Mountain club - the backdrop for the 'Brave Hearts' show where models traversed the landscape of Cortina d’Ampezzo in the heart of Dolomites Alps swathed in the new collection - serving as the inspiration, we explore what it means to escape and dream from home soil with actor and model, Maddison Brown.
It is a marrying of outwear and inner life, where Teddy-bear faux fur, padded layers, knit ski helmets and ski masks frame faces, and are layered over silk satin intimates, a sense of plush protection from the outside world.
Dressed head to toe in the Brave Hearts collection, Brown explores notions of bravery, boldness, joy and reflection while clad in pastel puffers with matching Padded Nylon Tote bags and faux fur-lined boots. It is a marrying of outwear and inner life, where Teddy-bear faux fur, padded layers, knit ski helmets and ski masks frame faces, and are layered over silk satin intimates, a sense of plush protection from the outside world. Brown is captured in a dreamlike state, much like the 'Brave Hearts' campaign alludes to. Here, alongside stills, she muses in Miu Miu, asking existentialist questions brought on by the 'Brave Hearts' collection, interrogating ideas and ideals based on reality and fantasy as Brown reinvents herself with each look.
Sportswear fuses with fashion in a way that feels crucial to modern living - being able to materialise each iteration of oneself with the clothes they wear. Inside. Outside. Protective. Seductive. Purple. Pastel. Powerful. Playful. These are the motifs Brown embodies as she is captured here, as a brave heart. A nod to the collective, and when your community isn't near, we'll make our own with ourselves. Our thoughts are enough to sustain us for a while.
A selection of Miu Miu's Fall Winter 21 collection is available to purchase via the Miu Miu e-store
All clothing and accessories MIU MIU.
PHOTOGRAPHY Ellen Virgona
FASHION Charlotte Agnew
TALENT Maddison Brown
HAIR Taylor James @ Saunders and Co
MAKEUP Stoj using Charlotte Tilbury @ The Artist Group
FASHION ASSISTANT India Stibijl
PHOTOGRAPHER'S ASSISTANT Wade Kelly
Special thank you to Shangri-La hotel Sydney.