Today was my first day covering shows at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. To kick off this high-octane week, I wore a gold tweed jacket by Milly, so it's only fitting that I should share Milly designer Michelle Smith's sketch and inspiration quote below along with a swatch of a featured print in the spring 2011 collection, which will debut on the runway on Wednesday, September 15 at The Stage at Lincoln Center.
"Smart, well-traveled, and stylishly eccentric, Peggy Guggenheim has influenced me this season. Chic mixes of feminine florals, bold geometrics and tribal elements are glamorous and exciting."
—Michelle Smith, Milly Designer & Founder
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