Thoroughly Modern Milly

Milly by Michelle Smith S/S 2012

Hey folks; I’m back.  Sure I’ve been gone for a few weeks but I’ve been going to class, working at my internship at one of the coolest new publications around (if I do say so myself), running cross country, and deputy editing W27 Newspaper.  If my lack of recent posts has worried you, fear not!  I’m not going anywhere, except probably all over New York City in search of all things fashionable and particularly awesome.

During New York Fashion Week the Milly Spring Summer 2012 collection fell in the fashionable category and I had the good fortune to attend the show at the Stage at Lincoln Center.  It was quite a mod affair.  A version of this review was originally published in the September Issue of W27 .

The Milly by Michelle Smith Spring 2012 collection has a mod feel to it.  Models stepped out in front of a geometric-print backdrop to pulsing French pop music. The designer continued the color blocking trend by mixing a variety of brights on everything from slim pants to pencil skirts to wide leg trousers.  The collection has beautifully tailored Spring jackets as well. While some looks were very nautical, others were inspired by modern art.As for accessories, models wore pointy-toed printed stilettos and strutted in patent-leather platform boat shoes from Milly’s collaboration with shoe company Sperry Top-Sider.  Handbag styles included both small fabric clutches and large leather totes, all in bright colors and prints.  There was a handbag for every occasion as well as a number of sunglasses ranging from dainty cat-eyes to oversized rectangular frames.

The collection included a lot of  fun options for the preppy customer who likes to mix and match.

What did you think of the show? What shows have been your favorites this season?


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