Nicole Miller presents a sleek and darkly industrial collection for Fall 2009. Her colour palette is striking and rich. While lacy cocktail dresses, felt coats and separates are gunmetal black, paint can splashes of cobalt blue and lipstick red add a wonderful pop art vibe.
Solid black dominates the line, but luxurious textures such as hammered silk, stretch taffeta, and shiny leather keep things visually appealing. Some looks are decidedly edgy, with deep square-cut necklines, but take note of the sheer cap sleeves and another all-over black look becomes flirty and sweet. A very wearable collection, Miller offers flattering fit and easy glamour. Divine details include sequins, exposed zippers, and piles of draping chain links.
The angular look is accentuated with amusing pleats reminiscent of shingles, as well as geometric prints of black & white shards and plum-coloured twisted metal. The soot-like eyeshadow and towering, steel stilettos provide perfect finishing touches.
– Tiffany Chang
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Photos by Stevyn Llewellyn