The Miu Miu line was launched in 1998 and closed in 2008. Despite its insignificant commercial performance, unconventional design and playful takes on sartorial classics have made it a long-standing favourite among fashion enthusiasts.For her A/W 2001 collection Miuccia decided to present the collection exclusively to buyer only, making it one of the most illusive and rare.
The overall design is based on a mid-century USAAF aviator jacket with a wide set cropped body, containing a hidden-button closure with a double-sided belt along the waistline, sitting below two large flap pockets. The leather used is a premium lamb selection, which has been treated to offer high-contrast fades, giving a vintage look which only increases over time. Finally, the lining is finished to an extremely high level, with a subtle check stitched detail.