On September 15, I attended the Milly Spring/Summer 2011 runway show held at the Lincoln Center during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. The inspiration for the collection was famed art collector Peggy Guggenheim, which designer Michelle Smith expressed with an eclectic mix of patterns, prints and pieces that came together with unexpected glamor and levity. Accessories like turbans, oversized sunglasses and hats also gave a nod to Guggenheim as muse, as did bohemian prints mixed with ladylike separates, cropped jackets and prim pumps. I loved it all, from the preppy-meets-global color palette (give me apple green, navy and white any day and I'm a happy camper) to the Alexander Calder-inspired mobile which decorated the runway, the perfect touch! The delicious handbags and statement jewelry pieces were thoughtfully incorporated yet could totally work beyond the runway. My kind of fashion.
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