Although many have wondered about the relevance of visiting
designers showing during Fashion Week LA, in many minds the Miller Girl
presentation on Wednesday night was pure California. Not only does this
diffusion brand signal a veritable rebirth at corporate headquarters, the
safari-rock-chick spring lineup was ultimately wearable and relevant to our West
Coast lifestyle. High quality polished cottons and European coated linens
anchored the show, while washed out camo prints, clever balloon drawstring
details, and hook and eye closures provided the au courant themes.
This was relaxed sportswear with sweet, sexy details and a sophisticated point of
Clearly garnering a new audience for her label, Nicole's micro minis
and super low waist olive drab pants would certainly filter out most of her
ready-to-wear customers. Yet, her witty tee shirts with novelty
shipwreck silkscreen were a house signature as was the logo-striped bikini.
Evidencing her long history with
couture and exquisitely drawn details, she launched subtle sailor references
throughout the show, including a dramatic rope tie and oversized grommet
(which became shoulder straps and bikini ties in several places). If
your ship set sail and marooned on a desert isle, you'd certainly wish you
packed Miller Girl.