It's all about image control and cutting out the middle man.
And you can, too, should this winning look be up your sartorial alley.
New York is unreasonably cold right now. Like impending-blizzard-freeze-your-Rag & Bone-covered-butt-off cold. This is exactly why we, and fashionistas nowhere near New York, are praising the fashion gods (more like IMG & various PR people) for the glorious amount of New York fashion week shows livestreaming this week. We wrangled 89 shows (89!) and presentations to tune into over the course of the next week...with even more coming in! The best part? You won't be judged for taking in these shows in your pjs over some popcorn or pizza or half a bottle of wine... See any shows we missed? Let us know!
It looks like three’s a trend with high end labels staging fashion shows for their childrenswear lines. Fendi did it, followed by Oscar de la Renta, and last night at its Upper East Side boutique, Milly unleashed even more adorable pint-sized models into the fashion world. Designer Michelle Smith’s first ever show for her year-old Milly Minis line was a collaboration with the cast of Broadway musical Annie, whose cast members walked the pseudo-runway (along with Smith's adorable daughter Sophia).
During the holidays, it's easy to get a little misty-eyed about childhood and the past in general. So we decided to be the "Ghost of Christmas Past"
more Milly designer Michelle Smith not only brings her adorable daughter to runway shows--and interviews her for us (!!)--but she also remembers to fe
One of our favorite parts of Milly designer Michelle Smith's shows, besides the clothes of course, is when her adorable five-year-old daughter, Sophia Oshrin, joins her on the runway for the finale. It happened last season and melted our jaded fashion hearts. This past year, Sophia became an even bigger presence in her mom's fashion biz as she's the fit model for Milly's year-old insanely cute children's line. In anticipation of Sophia's scene stealing runway appearance at today's Milly show, we asked Smith to interview her daughter about helping her mom prep for the show, her runway walk, and her design skills. Brace yourself, it's the cutest thing ever.
Designer Michelle Smith's Milly runway was framed by an image of wintry, snow-topped trees--a perfectly minimalist backdrop against which the bright reds, tangerines, and emeralds she sent out could truly pop. This season's Milly girl is all about jewel tones, shimmering jacquards, and--you guessed it--the 1970s Love Story look (sensing a theme yet?). Apparently the color palette was inspired by the bold hues of Guy Bourdin's artwork, a reference we saw materialize particularly during the middle of the lineup, when cheerful sherbet tones took over. There were several pieces in a neat mohair plaid awash with bubblegum pink and Granny Smith green, as well as a standout fur-lined duffle coat worn over a lovely poppy-print number. And a shaggy Mongolian-lamb vest paired with a fluttering frock in a metallic brushstroke pattern seemed a perfect choice for breezy between-seasons weather.