Nicole Miller Debuts Her New Sportswear Collection
I loved Nicole Miller ever since I was a teenager; for my High School graduation – I wore a Nicole Miller dress that not only made me feel special but it also left an impression with my friends. Needless to say I was thrilled when I received an invitation to preview the latest sportswear collection and chat with Nicole.
While this classic American designer has designed sportswear for the past few seasons Miller is still best known for her pretty dresses. Its easy for figure out why – her “dressy-dress” have been photographed on the bodies of some of the world’s most beautiful women including Angelina Jolie, Beyonce, Halle Berry, Hayley Williams and Lauren Hutton. However, with the company’s recent shift in strategy this perception will surely change.
This latest collection officially marks Nicole Miller entry into the Sportswear arena. “I’ve been saying we need the design cross-jacket, blouse, pants and tees – things that consumers can really count on to pull the whole look together without looking too over the top while still able to have enough design to be able reach into their closets. This is a collection that bridges that gap,” explained Bud Konheim (Nicole Miller Business partner) on the company’s entry into casual wear.
At the preview party held at the Soho boutique the new approach was clearly evident; all of the mannequins rocked sportswear pieces so I get a good look at the collection. My take – the pieces are very classic with a wide selection of well fitted pants, loose tops, cool blazers, and great accessories. A personal favorite – the fitted pants with leather detailing.
Check out my video with D.J. Kiss (wearing a Nicole Dress cocktail dress) manning the turntables on the background as I quickly chat with Ms. Miller. Listen to the design genius explain the latest venture, hear her dish on her workout routine and listen as she tells me what’s in her beauty bag.