#NYFW Milly Spring 2014
SHOW: Milly by Michelle Smith
Inspiration: “Perforated facades found in contemporary Japanese architecture during a recent trip to Tokyo, Smith’s laser cutting techniques and sculptural silhouettes lay the groundwork for a collection that plays with the eye and unveils the female form in unexpected proportions.”
Hair: Kevin Ryan of RSession Tools; Beauty: Romy Soleimani for Beauty.com, using Kevyn Aucoin and Joanna Vargas; Nails: Katie Jane Hughes for Butter.
What We Thought:
For the Milly gal who is expecting Hamptons appropriate attire that Michelle Smith, so often churns out, this collection is sure to be a surprise. With this collection Smith, showed a racier and a “transparent: side of her design with a decidedly sporty edge. Smith ability to create prints, in this case inspired Japanese and Hawaiin florals, remain unchanged. However with it comes to the wear: almost all of the pieces were see-through. The dresses are looser in this collection and really showcases a woman’s body. Honeycomb offerings ruled the runway in a mostly a selection of black and white color ways and were seen in the jackets, skirts, hoodies, coats and dresses.
Now the while the pieces were edgy they aren’t particularly wearable by average consumer and in particular the Milly set. That said we surely expect a younger set to purchase many of the pieces and it is exciting to see the direction. We wonder how the collection will be received by the loyal base.