Fast and furious, for Autumn/Winter 2018 Mira Mikati portrays a multi-faceted and thrill-seeking contemporary femininity. With their colourful graphics and burnt rubber fumes, the speedway tracks of racing and cycling serve as settings for the daredevil adrenaline junkies personified in the collection. No longer relegated to catsuit-wearing eye candy on the racetrack, these women adopt the utilitarian uniforms traditionally associated with menswear. The visual language of motorsports and biking materialises in an idiosyncratic and optimistic wardrobe for a gang of girl, who never rest.
The designer, who usually gets her kicks surfing, found inspiration for the collection on a pursuit of extreme sports in New Zealand. Here, she broke out of her comfort zone in activities such as bungee jumping and skydiving, embracing the irresistible rush of risk-taking.