Oh la la! Designer Michelle Smith served up a delightful french confection of a collection at today’s New York Fashion Week. There were little berets, short jackets, midnight blue dresses and collarless jackets worthy of Chanel. Her collection was beautiful. Best of all, it will be accessible to the shoppers via department stores like Bloomingdales with prices within the recessionista range. Last week, Milly sent over sketches showing her inspiration for the collection as clearly Left Bank based. Today, her full collection fulfilled that inspiration. I could see her clothes on Jean Seberg in a Jean Luc-Godard movie.
And no wonder, French cinema and film influenced her vision. “Godard’s artsy, chic women serve as my muse this season, with their clever combinations of bold hues, clean, modern silhouettes and feminine, cool attitude,” says designer Michelle Smith.
The bold hues came in part from the brightly colored hosiery that complimented the collection. There were cobalt blue tones and forest green along side traditional black tights strutting the runway today at the Milly show. Milly partnered with Hue to bring bright, patterned and detailed tights to her collection. Here are some of my favorite looks from the collection. When I look at them, I just want a café au lait.
The Milly collection was one of my favorite collections from this New York fashion week. Its charming, fun and flirty. I look forward to finding these fashions at my local Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales and other department stores. Très bien Milly!