If Jimi Hendrix had been born a chick (and in this decade), she would probably have owned every single piece in Nicole Miller’s seventies-inspired AW/12 collection.
Set to a mishmash of thumping hip-hop and heavy metal tunes, the designer unleashed her inner ‘haute hippie rocker’ on the runway. Her ‘70s POV included fitted jackets with exaggerated shoulders, colorful silk blouses with bell sleeves, skinny velvet cigarette pants, slinky bellbottoms, suede mini shorts, floral bodycon dresses, and plush voluminous outerwear trimmed in metallic brocade, fringe, and fur.
An overall psychedelic palette of black, brown, maroon, sky blue, and marigold was married to the future with a few fun neon digital plaid prints peppered here and there. And the accessories had a retro-modern feel as well—yesteryear favorites like patchwork knapsacks, heavily bejeweled box clutches, lace paisley-print tights, large floppy wide-brim toppers, and circle hoop belts felt very current when worn alongside multicolored Jeffrey Campbell Lita-inspired booties with studded heels.
Taking in the scene from the front row was Glamour’s newly appointed Fashion Editor-at-Large, Louise Roe, and supermodel Beverly Johnson. New school meets old school on the runway—and off.