2010 September 20
Double Miller Time: A Moment with Sienna and Savannah Miller!
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(LONDON) The Miller sisters continued their winning streak by showcasing the best-reviewed Twenty8Twelve collection yet for Spring 2011 while Mr. Jude Law cheered from the front row. We caught up both Capricorns at the same time.
How are you feeling right now?
Sienna: We’re just coming down off the adrenaline rush. We always have a shoe shortage, so it was a bit of a scramble backstage. We just never have enough pairs of shoes. And the monitor broke, so we didn’t actually get to see the show.
Savannah: But it’s over!
Sienna: We feel really confident about the collection. We’re not setting out to break boundaries—we feel really comfortable being a commercial brand with a really great price point—but with the fabrics that we used, we really feel like we achieved something really great with the price point that we’re at.
Savannah: And the styling was really fun. We kind of vamped things up with the big skirts, neon petticoats…This is what I want to wear next summer, so I hope other girls want to wear it too! We’ve got really great sales figures coming through. We’re the best-selling brand at Selfridges on the third floor, which is really exciting, we have a 70 percent sell-through at Harvey Nichols, and we’re in the top 10 best sellers at Liberty. So we feel like yes, London’s about innovation and stuff, but girls actually do want to wear clothes. It’s for them to see a show that they can aspire to and buy into without having to radically change the face of London fashion.
What was the inspiration for the collection?
Sienna: On the road, sort of Jack Kerouac, Paris, Texas, and movies like that. We also were really inspired by Thailand for the color palette. I went on a trip to Laos and Cambodia and Vietnam, and the colors that the tribes wear there are really inspiring and beautiful. And then there are the Mexican houses in the ‘50s, those sort of washed walls that we used in our prints. We kind of looked all over.
Savannah: And Paul Outerbridge, the fashion photographer, was really the first to paint color onto negatives. He was really inspiring for us. He had these silhouettes of ‘50s women, and the colors are all hand-painted. It felt really hot and very exciting.
What’s the best road trip you’ve ever taken?
Savannah: We went to Mexico together.
Sienna: We drove around in a little beetle and had a real laugh.
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