Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall '13: Milly's Illumination

February 13, 2013 • Fashion Blog, Fashion Shows, New York Fashion Week Fall '13

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Summary: Designer Michelle Smith named her Fall”13 collection of Milly “Illumination.” She was inspired by the beauty of urban landscapes at night and incorporated her photorealistic prints into iconic sportswear silhouettes. Touches of neon, hologram and iridescence were all set to glistening charcoals and metallic blacks–quite reminiscent of flashing street signs on the glittering sidewalks at night.

Milly opened up with a hologram crocodile-embossed leather sweatshirt and matching pencil skirt, bringing menswear inspiration and tough attitude into the mix. Other menswear pieces like bomber jackets and leather regle de blackjack trousers  with suspenders balanced out the vibrant, casinos flashy collection with more sleek and serious notes. A favorite look included a laminated tweed leather sleeve jacket layered over a silver hologram metallic shirt and charcoal merino sweater paired with a black hologram metallic skirt. The model was glittering as she walked down the runway with quick flashes of light from the metallic shirt. The finishing look was an iridescent hologram leather front sweater and matching pencil skirt that beamed down the runway. This collection was nothing less than a feast for the eyes. The sport silhouettes used in Milly makes the out-of-ordinary textures and colors wearable in the every day. Can you imagine picking up a piece and blinding those on the streets? With Milly, you will surely stand out from the crowd.

Fabrics and Textures: hologram leather, cashmere, bonded wool, foil printed knit, crocodile-embossed leather

Colors: black metallics, fluo coral, silver metallics, cobalt hologram, iridescents

Key Looks: Black laminated tweed quilted leather sleeve jacket with silver hologram metallic collared shirt with charcoal merino blend sweater and black hologram metallic pleat skirt; black cashmere iridescent hologram saffiano leather front sweater with iridescent hologram saffiano leather pencil skirt; hologram crocodile-embossed leather sweatshirt and hologram crocodile-embossed leather pencil skirt

– Christine Hopkins

Photos: NYMag

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