Apr 25, 2017 | By Sandy Chu
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New York: Nicole Miller, a designer typically unafraid of bright tones, stripped all the color away for her Pre-Fall collection. Only metallics and shades of grey broke up the mostly-black-and-white offering. Eye-catching geometric intarsia designs and luxe leopard kept it from feeling somber or monotonous, while intricate beading added textural interest and artisanal appeal. There was the slightest hint of a 60s influence, with boxy shifts and miniskirts, in addition to the berets that topped off many looks. Jackets appeared in a variety of appealing styles, from blousons to bikers to blazers, but each featured some form of piecing, which added continuity. Over-the-knee boots, zippers, and black leather gave looks a seductive edge that is sure to lure clients to her label.–Joanna Manganaro
Silhouette: Boxy / A-line / Body-skimming / Top-heavy
Color: Black / White / Grey / Gold
Key Items: A-line miniskirts / Intarsia knit dresses / Pieced jackets / Skinny jeans
Materials: Medium-gauge yarns / CDC / Denim / Faux fur / Leather / Tweed / Textured shirtings / Chiffon / Fine jersey
Print + Pattern: Geometrics / Plaid / Leopard / Giraffe / Kaleidoscopic motifs
Details + Trim: Beading / Leather trim / Piecing / Contrast sleeves
Accessories + Footwear: Berets / Over-the-knee boots / Ankle boots
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