Feb 13th 2009
Nicole Miller has become one of the most anticipated shows and one you DO NOT want to miss opening night of fashion week. Her unyielding dedication to her formula of complicated pintucks, use of pattern, and a mixture of glitz proves staying power and commitment to her client. As Miller continues to grow a successful business and a fervent residence in fashion, she’s now winning the hearts of younger publications, stylists and pop culture alike. This season, front row were Grammy nominee Estelle, Solange, and Chrisette Michelle. Stylist Wouri Vice keeps Alicia Keys in some of the most stunning Nicole Miller runway selections. There’s a quirky piece, a girly piece, a fierce piece, a cocktail piece…..pick one!
The collection fed each desire by presenting perfect, infectious tight separates. Biker jackets, body-hugging skirts, empire-waist bustier dresses, billowing pintucked coats, waist synched vests werfe just a few key pieces to take notice of for your fashion check list. One refreshing highlight was the continuity of each patterned frock. Every pattern had one base, a hard edge spider web graphic. It was translated over a full dress, a mini skirt, tiny metallic beading on a strapless dress, and even as a zigzag cross strap detail on a dress.
Succinctness was a motto for fall. Nicole Miller opted for pin straight hair and one dominate burst of shadow, blocked across the eyelid of every model. Clean dewy faces glided down the runway bearing an electric marine blue eye shadow. Almost opaque, black sheened tights made each model legs go on…and on… and on and gunmetal open-toe thick stoic platforms kept each girl standing tall. Result: concise and beyond effective.
Employing a direct palette this season brought the collection into focus. Black is so New York City and is unfailing for any season. Detailed patterns broken up onto a black on black dress with a burst of cobalt blue took the front rows breathe. Then, the option of the separate skirt mimicking the dress without an explosive stripe of color, but instead a matte and shiny finish on a skirt, led one’s mind to how limitless this collection could be entirety. It was refreshing to see Nicole go black; as Black is so en-vogue these days. The collection was concise, had a point of view, and screamed chic sophistication.
[David C. Melton]
NEW YORK, Feb 14, 2009 / FW/ — Selected photos from the Nicole Miller Fall 2009 runway show held during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
Photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week