Even though the temperature keeps plummeting here in New York, fashion showrooms are heating up with pre-fashion week summer and fall collection previews. Last Friday we went to Milly’s 2013 pre-fall press preview at the Milly showroom in the Fashion District.
Shades of black, whites and gray along with designer Michelle Smith’s signature hot pink flair filled the racks. When you think of Milly Pre-Fall 2013, think smart and sexy. The collection targets 20-something women but can easily flatter those in their 30’s and 40’s. With silhouettes that define and accent a feminine shape, this playful collection can work for day and night.
Milly’s fall line is perfect for going from the office to a bar with your girlfriends or even a date. The collection included tight-fitting pencil skirts crafted out of leather that hit at mid-thigh as well as fuller, shorter skirts made of beautiful hand painted silk. Bold black and white patterns and owl print silk decorate dresses, trousers, and blouses. She also included staples for every woman’s wardrobe, such as leather leggings and her own take on the little black dress. And Smith did not skimp on texture—the collection has some jet black fox fur, chiffon, lace, and even ostrich feathers. And with pieces like a short-sleeved tweed jacket with detachable long leather sleeves, this collection will easily transition you from warm summer days to cooler fall nights. As far as accessories go, makeup bags, shoulder bags, and wallets in bright leathers accented the pre-fall line. There are even iPhone covers complete with black and white prints and glittery gold. Overall, Milly redefines combining youth and luxury with sophistication and modern glamor. We also must mention the Milly Mini collection. Can you say adorable?