Usually, I love Nicole Miller, but this show left me flat. I kept thinking, "These are basics." I understand that designers playing to marketability and repeated wear in this economy, but I've seen basics that catch my eye because of the unique color or exquisite cut. Most of these clothes were black, and the spiderweb print was exactly not what I want. I did, however, like her jackets, and any look with cobalt blue was well-executed. (Maybe I just have a color bias?)
Chain and zip embellishments, menswear styling, wearable ensembles with oomph. Does Laura Poretzky, the designer for Abaete, know me? This is how you make basics in black interesting. (Those chain trim booties are for a diffusion line at Payless!)
Jason Wu's collection is fit for a first lady. The prints are pretty but not overly bold. The cuts are classy and comfortable. Wu stirs together reliable black with more eye-catching colors. I want all of it for my work wardrobe.
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