MILLY spring 2012 GEOs
Dark muted colors out, bold colorful graphics in! the Milly spring 2012 collection at MBFW took flight with geometric sixties- retro textile combos fused with a color palette of cobalt, tan, white, red, and palm green. Seemingly, the patterns are bit abundantly audacious but mastermind Michelle Smith tipped the scale with clean linear wedge shape silhouettes for a punch of contrast. Though inspired by artist Sonia Delaunay’s bold textile work at the Cooper-Hewitt museum, I can’t seem to shake off a underlining homage to the late baby boomer era.
In a decade where short lived fads culturally become the norm, Smith made it a priority for the collection to be other than disposable, showcasing minimalist cuts and micro minis with sleek bow tie blouses amidst the flirty mock neck sleath dresses that were to die for. Silk printed double wrap scarves, cutesy femme brooches, and espadrilles pumps delivered the finishing touches to an O’ so chic jet setter lifestyle. Flying Pan Am anyone?written by anthony pedraza , selects by brigitte segura, photos FRAZER HARRISON | GETTY images.