Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring ’12. “A Lesson in Geometry” from Milly by Michelle Smith

September 14, 2011 • Fashion Blog, Fashion Shows, New York Fashion Week Spring 2012, New York Fashion Week Spring ’12

Summary: Milly by Michelle Smith brings all the brights for her Spring ’12 collection. Cobalts, hot pinks, and red-oranges lit up the runway in colors and shapes that are sure to excite. “My Milly Spring 2012 collection is modern and geometric both in cut and print, softened by earthy materials such as wood and tortoise resin,” explained Smith. “The saturated hues are vibrant and exciting, inspired by Sonia Delaunay’s brilliant use of color and line.”

Witty and erudite, the Milly girl has more of a studious and refined look this season. Drawing print and color inspiration from Sonia Delaunay, Smith delivers a collection that is bold and geometric in nature. Graphic zig-zag, rectangle and stripe motifs accent clean, linear silhouettes, and create a sense of movement in the collection. This is *the* color of the It Girl this season. Expect to see many starlets and 20-somethings copying these looks come springtime.

Colors: cobalt, white, jade, bark, ivory, ercu, vermillion, navy, tangerine, pebble, indigo, palm, azure, parrot, citron, khaki, hot pink

Fabrics & Textures: silk, linen, python, silk-linen, flicoupe, wool, nappa, silk jacquard, cotton, herringbone, ostrich, sateen, satin, silk twill, hand-embroidery, metallic, gold, shantung, canvas, jersey, tweed, chambray, linen knit, tortoise

Key Looks: Cobalt cotton faille batik print sleeveless jacket, white clover filcoupe button-down shirt, cobalt cotton faille batik print dress and navy Milly for Sperry Top-Sider espadrille wedges; Bark double weave tropical wool rectangles jacquard coat, vermillion/navy full-needle marinier stripe sweater, vermillion/bark/ecru colorblock tropical wool double weave skirt, vermillion nappa Sophia bag and Manolo Blahnik custom slingback; White clover filcoupe transparent jacket, azure striped full-needle knit dress, azure basketweave canvas Bermuda bag with resin handle and Ecru Milly for Sperry Top-Sider platform loafer

– Taneisha Jordan

Photos: WWD

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