Sunday, September 13, 2009
NICOLE MILLER SPRING 2010: Ciara and Amber Rose in front row
Nicole Miller has become as household name in the Fashion industry. Celebrities, socialites and fashionistas love her style, particularly her dresses. Launched in 1982 by designer Nicole Miller and Bud Konheim (who remain business partners to this day), the label has become a multifaceted fashion institution, with four major lines that range from sportswear separates to red-carpet dresses. Miller’s signatures are her bright prints and patterns (influenced by a variety of cultures and eras), which grew from an early “obsession” with Celtic knots. Beyond the label’s major lines, Miller also designs handbags, eyewear, shoes, lingerie, swimwear, fragrances, beauty products, and two diffusion lines for JCPenney.
This season, Nicole took inspiration for the element of water and ocean for her upcoming collection, she opted for the storm and the boldness of the ocean. Asymetry, geometry, sparkles, metallic, big and bold are descriptive of her edgy collection. There were mashups and slashes — and some noteworthy asymmetrical dresses that had blocks of prints she called “riptide” and “ocean current” placed opposite chunks of black. Miller offered an array of tight shorts and crinkled pants and asymetrical and modern dresses. Most of her outfits seem to focus on the hip and waist area with sashes as the main body part unlike most designers who focused on the shoulders this season. Her color palette consists of mainly black and white with accents of greens and blues. Sitting front row were Jill Hennesy, Ciara, Amerie and Amber Rose (Kanye West's gf) both looking stunning and dressed in black. I must admit her collection did not wow me especially with all the buzz surrounding her brand name...but of course, she can't always please everyone:)