2007 September 5
Nicole Miller - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2008
(NEW YORK) For Spring 2008, Miller vowed to stick with clean, timeless silhouettes. But the designer’s vision swayed from classic pieces to more bohemian patterns and bright pinks and greens. Wide-legged trousers matched with structured white tops and jackets, grey and cream office dresses and pencil skirts, and modern black dresses all reinforced the designer’s classic sensibility. But the colorful side of Miller was evident in her use of prints and block colors in close-fitting or flowing dresses and bohemian tops. Yellow, red, and brown stained-glass patterns alternated with monochromatic, shocking green and blue dresses and a bright pink top. A long, close-fitting, stunning blue dress incorporated Miller’s free-spirited femininity as well as the structured shoulders and shoulder details shown on tops and coats elsewhere in the collection. At the end of the show the designer changed the tone once again, sending out long, empire-waist dresses with metallic details, showing the versatility of a seasoned designer who can dress her customer in discreet, elegant pieces but has the confidence and energy to add a little bit of whimsy to her outfits.