May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: The Nicole Miller autumn/winter 2015/16 collection took the audience on a nighttime journey through the woods with a rock ‘n roll concert at the end of the path. The intricate prints and patterns were a mixture of photo real woodland scenes and embroidered animals and creatures with dark grounded backgrounds that elicited an almost mystical feeling. Patchwork, pattern mixing, metallic fabrics and multi-colour fur all worked together to create a bold statement. A rugged, rocker edge came through with torn and ripped black and metallic tights, dark nail polish, and a long, skinny silk scarves tied around the neck. One skirt was even 3D printed, showing the modern transition designers are making to use various fabrics and methods to execute their designs. .–Jaclyn Jones
Theme: Dark woods
Key Items: Fur jacket / Blazer / Fur collared coat / Moto jacket / Sleeveless shell / Silk blouse / Bow blouse / A-line mini dress / Midi pencil dress / Shift / Column gown / Fur skirt / Mini skirt / Wide leg cropped pant / Legging / Skinny jean / Flare / Pants suit
Color: Black / White / Forest Green / Teal / Raspberry / Olive / Whiskey / Tan / Cobalt
Materials and Trims: Crepe / Fox fur / Mohair / Silk / Tulle / Georgette / Jacquard / Felted wool / Denim / Tweed / Cashmere / Crepe de chine / Leather / Angora / Beading / Crystals / Embroidery
Print and Pattern: Dark woods patterns / Forest creatures / Camouflage / Tiger scratch patterns / Vines / Patchwork / Rainbows
Accessories and Footwear: Fur chubbie / Ripped tights / Silk neck-scarf / Crossbody bag / Silver chain necklace / Ankle strap sandals / Wide strap sandals / Pointy-toe pumps
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