on September 7, 2012 - 9:39pm
The Nicole Miller customer is a rather particular type of woman. Somewhere between trendy and conservative is where you'll find the Nicole Miller girl, and her newest RTW collection debuting Friday at New York Fashion Week stays true to the company and its aesthetic. While the customer is really halfway between two extremes, it seems it may be difficult to stick with a consistent idea with this collection where an opening of stripes segued to florals, diamonds, and even new age galaxy-inspired prints.
Where the sportswear pieces may have fallen short in their plethora of ideas and directions, the stand alone dresses are what really made this collection stand out. For example this muted vermilion and floral printed dress. The accents of graphic black and white used as style lines takes a banal floral print and turns it into something modern and fun. This dress, as well as the others within the collection, are great dresses that could be useful in a variety of social situations.
Another way the usual boring nature of florals was avoided was done at the core of their textile development team, using floral prints that faded away from reality in an artistic, almost water color effect. The structure of the dresses have been kept young and fresh by putting pattern pieces in unexpected places, keeping the style lines unique in places where the silhouette may be ordinary.
This collection, ultimately, was a hit or miss based on your opinion of the styling of the show. Looking at the pieces subjectively and on their own, there are many fun additions to a wardrobe perfect for the woman that likes to live on the edge of normal life. What are your favorite looks from the collection?
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