Nicole Miller’s girls are a little bit punk, a little bit rock and roll
by Ian Laughead
ApparelMagic client Nicole Miller keeps her finger on the pulse of the fashion. Hitting all the trends out of the ballpark at her New York Fashion Week show this week, she imbued her vision of the Nicole Miller girl with a hint of borrowed-from-the-boys style.
Her signature cool girls this season walked the runway with a more punkish vibe than usual. Wearing layered leathers, plaids, and sweats, these girls took these menswear standards and recombined them in nonchalantly with classic dresses and skirts.
Patches, a huge trend already making its way over from Europe, were well represented in Miller’s line, with stars and crests and text piled onto velour hoodies, leather jackets, and even eveningwear.
Florals, too, got an upgrade. Mixing multiple grungy flower prints together on the same dresses, she made the girly staple androgynous and edgy. Camo even got in the act when it was overprinted in metallic blossoms.