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Wake Up In Clara Colette Miramon's Girlhood Fantasy

“There’s an interesting thing about violence and darkness that always exists in the dream world.” –Clara Colette Miramon

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Wake Up In Clara Colette Miramon's Girlhood Fantasy

“There’s an interesting thing about violence and darkness that always exists in the dream world.” –Clara Colette Miramon

Clara Colette Miramon celebrated her debut Berlin Fashion Week show with a dynamic collection based on the intersection of fantasy and girlhood. Inspired by surrealist artists from Meret Oppenheim to Leonor Fini, Miramon’s reference points range from outrageous personalities to soft sculpture and taxidermy. The Spring/Summer 2025 showcase, dubbed “Nesting,” opened with a girl asleep on a bed of mud and her dream became the runway. Models with rat faces walked around her adorned in backwards suits, flared capris and ruffles skirts. Elsewhere, two-headed hoodies and rat motifs added to the fairytale of a girlhood dream. The rat aesthetic was further explored in the hip detailing of the trousers configuring into a tail. As Miramon puts it, “the image of the rat is cute but seen as something disgusting. There’s always something like this in femininity and girlhood.”

Continue reading to hear more from the creative director on her debut show and the girlification of fashion.

Clara Colette Miramon, Berlin Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2025, Interview, Rat Girl Summer
How did you start your namesake brand Clara Colette Miramon?

While I was at university, I was working for young designers and I never wanted to have my own brand. I never wanted the struggle. But then, at some point, I just knew I had so many ideas and I really wanted to do my own thing. It went really well from there actually. I created a butterfly puffer jacket and everybody loved it. So, I just continued. Now, I’m really motivated. I feel like I’m really at the beginning and just learning everything. Every season I can trust myself a little bit more and really understand my own language.

Talk to us about the rat theme in your collection

I’m inspired by surrealist, female artists from the 1930s such as Mehmet Oppenheim and Leonor Fini. I was looking at a lot of taxidermy as it was really popular in that era and noticed a rat with two heads. I really loved how they made fantasy creatures by combining different animals together. So, I wanted to create my own fantasy.

I love the imagery of the rat as being cute but seen as something disgusting. There’s always something like this in femininity and girlhood. There’s always an undercurrent of feeling uncomfortable with yourself but the image of the two rats together is about them finding peace and friendship. You can really appreciate them for the cute animals that they are.

Clara Colette Miramon, Berlin Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2025, Interview, Rat Girl Summer
You also had a white dress made of boxing gloves, can you tell us about the inspiration behind it?

From the beginning, I wanted to make a dress out of boxing gloves because the shape reminds me of a bodily organ but also of a soft sculpture. I love the tie to sports but also the violence and the darkness that you can find in the silhouette. I think it’s interesting that this violent sport exists and that people find joy in it. I love that the dress shows a strong woman in a tiny top and a huge skirt, it just carries so much strength and works like a sculpture. Actually, the model that was wearing it at the show came to the casting with a black eye because she was hit by a motorcycle.

Why do you think girlhood is having a comeback?

For me, girlhood is always the main topic. Women are becoming more important and loud and at the forefront of everything. I’m always really interested in pop culture and how femininity is shown there as well as in a historical context.

Who is an It-Girl that you’d love to work with in the future?

I’d love to work with Charli XCX. I love to be inspired by women so anyone new who is coming up, I’d love to work with. Also, Chappell Roan; I think it will happen soon.

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