Milly's cheery spring 2012 collection was full of geometric prints and bold colors in smart, feminine silhouettes and their collaboration with Sperry Top-Sider--new for spring 2012--fits right in with that aesthetic. Michelle Smith said of the collaboration, “I’ve always adored preppy, nautical style, and was thrilled to put the Milly spin on an icon of American fashion. Working with a design team immersed in over 75 years of tradition has been very rewarding.”
While the platforms debuted on the runway last month, we got a peek at the full capsule collection at the designers' press preview last week. They're Sperrys like you've never seen them before. There is, of course, the classic boat shoe--but in vibrant colors and prints--as well as wedges, sandals and laceless canvas sneakers. There's even a little "M" charm on each shoe, which I though was a very charming affect.
They're even offering girls styles--speaking of which, Milly's children's line has expanded since last year's launch and spring 2012 includes some of the cutest kids clothes I've ever seen. Also, we're told Michelle's adorable five-year-old daughter, who made an appearance on the runway with her mom last month, is the fit model for the collection and also models the clothes for the website.
The shoes range in price from $90 to $225 for women’s and $45 to $75 for girls and will be available at retailers such as Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s and Bergdorf Goodman as well as Sperry Top-Sider retail locations, sperrytopsider.com, the Milly Madison Avenue flagship in NYC, and MillyNY.com starting February 2012.
Click through for a couple of shots I snapped of the children's line, plus the full Milly X Sperry Topsider collection.