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Fast Lane: Gabriella Brooks is the ultimate Miu Miu girl

“An antidote to meaningless novelty, the collection examines fundamental realities of dress, the needs and wants of people from their clothes. It is an amplification of actuality – a focus on reality.”

Thus proclaims Miu Miu of its Spring/Summer 2022 collection, tapping into a post-lockdown thirst for sexiness and feeling at ones most desirable. An interpolation of typical brand staples, the collection felt a gust of fresh air in a world needing to breathe. It spawned the ‘it girl’ set of the season, after all.

Lensed by Mia Rankin and styled by Charlotte Agnew, model Gabriella Brooks embodies the Miu Miu girl: Referential, intuitive, and not afraid to embrace her figure and likeness. She flirts with lighting and remains the focal point, clad in frayed cargo mini-skirts and ab-baring cropped shirts.

Left: MIU MIU jacket, top, skirt, belt, earrings and necklace. Right: MIU MIU jumper, shirt, skirt, belt and earrings.

Left: MIU MIU jacket, top, pants, shoes, belt, socks and earrings. Right: MIU MIU jacket, top, pants, shoes, belt, socks and earrings.

Left: MIU MIU coat, bra, skirt, shoes, belt, socks, earrings and necklace. Right: MIU MIU shirt, bra, skirt, bag, belt and earrings.

Miu Miu describes the collection as “a reaction to and reflection of reality, an economy, a freshness found in iterations of eternal, universal garments.” It used already existing garments to create the new, reinventing classic silhouettes with a contemporary edge. Foundations stem from staple pieces – trousers, blazers, shirts yet a new proportion is found through the tailoring of each piece, altering their relationship with the body.

Top: MIU MIU jacket, top, shirt, skirt, shoes, belt and socks. Bottom: MIU MIU jacket, shirt, skirt, socks and earrings.

Shirts are carved out to reveal body, trousers into miniskirts, evoking a sense of “look, but don’t touch.” Raw edges and exposed elements of construction convey the spontaneity of design, cultivating and idea of what is typically left unseen has its day.

“Strange is not strange anymore,” said Miuccia Prada of the collection, after it having walked the runway. It was the kind of simple collection for a world no longer so simple. It tapped into post-lockdown mentality of bringing sexy back, casual attire a thing of the past; the drama amped up.


Left: MIU MIU shirt and earrings. Right: MIU MIU shirt.

For an exclusive look behind the scenes on the RUSSH x Miu Miu shoot, we're sharing special outtakes from the day below.


Experience the Lust issue in its entirety this March, available on newsstands from March 3 and through our shop. Find a stockist near you. Or head in store to Miu Miu's Sydney or Melbourne boutiques to fall in love with the collection in real life.


FASHION Charlotte Agnew
MODEL Gabriella Brooks @ Priscillas
HAIR Rory Rice @ M.A.P using Sisley
MAKEUP Isabella Schimid @ Assembly Agency
Feature Image: MIU MIU jacket, top, shirt, skirt, shoes, belt and socks.


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