Thursday, September 6, 2007

Fashion Week: Nicole Miller

Less is more definitely dominates Nicole Miller's Spring 2008 show. Coming out of her 25th
anniversary show in the fashion industry, Miller presented a collection that is small but concise. 38 outfits were shown. Nothing is extraneous and everything is refined, as if it is her way of interpreting the streamlined glamour -- the theme of her show.

Breaking away from a season of volumes and trapeze shapes, Miller presented designs that literally follow the curve. Ladylike shifts hug the models' waif-like bodies with a clear emphasize on the waist. Jackets and blouses with stronger shoulders are balanced with light fabrics such as silk crepe, cotton and metallic jacquard.

Patterns still rule this season with a cathedral print that feature a stronger color palette of black, white, mustard and magenta. Breaking away from her past seasons' ancient cultural themes, Miller's prints are inspired by pre-Renaissance stained glass and rose windows patterns.

It is a collection that defined elegance and timeliness that highlighted the lady-like feminine. It is a good direction to go for Miller to move beyond her quarter-century rein in the fickleness of the fashion business.

Photos from top: Nicole Miller Spring 2008 Collection

Photo credits: Imaxtree

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