On Monday, the MILLY Spring ‘15 Collection was revealed on the runway at Artbeam during New York Fashion Week.
Let’s take a closer look at the show…
Inspired by the bold conceptual art of Dan Graham and John Baldessari, the collection features luxurious, futuristic fabrics and cascading silhouettes. Grounded in black and white, the collection features kinetic bursts of saturated color. Cobalt, poppy, yellow and mint echo the palette favored by Baldessari.
The set design was a nod to artist Dan Graham, using two-way mirrors to create a provocative and immersive experience, reflecting the precise tailoring and refined draping throughout the collection.
The ultimate statement cocktail dress, it’s romantic, feminine and perfect for making a statement in these late summer evenings. Add red lipstick and a MILLY clutch to complete the old-hollywood glam look.
We asked MILLY Designer + Founder Michelle Smith to give us an insight into the collection and what it was inspired by.
Q: What inspired the Spring ‘15 collection?
A: I was inspired by the bold conceptual art of John Baldessari and Dan Graham.
Q: Tell us about the fabrics:
A: I constructed a collection of ultra-luxurious three dimensional fabric and sculptural silhouettes. I layered rich textures with cascades of mesh, layers of illusion filament jacquard and raffia organza.
Q: What was the inspiration behind the color palette?
A: The collection, grounded in black and white, features kinetic bursts of saturated color, Cobalt, poppy, yellow and mint echo the palette favored by Baldessari.
If you’re loving the latest #MILLYMOMENTS from the fashion set (Olivia Palermo and Julia Engel to name a few…) make sure you join in the fun and enter our #MILLYMOMENT contest for your chance to win a $1000 MILLY gift card.
If you’re not ready for a full-on fringe moment, take on the trend with a MILLY handbag - we love the MILLY Isabella Fringe Crossbody - keep it classic in black, or dare to be bold with the French Blue a perfect way to inject a pop of color into your ensemble.
1: Upload your favorite MILLY Moment to Instagram using the hashtags #millymoment AND #contest - make sure your profile is public so we can see your photos, and remember you can enter twice per day!
2: Our designer + founder, Michelle Smith, will choose her favorite #millymoment. Get snapping!
3. Contest ends September 14, 2014 at 11:59pm ES. The winner will be announced on Instagram Direct and The MILLY Mag. Terms and conditions below.
WHAT IS A #MILLYMOMENT?
It’s more than a fashion moment - it’s about how MILLY makes you feel, and what it inspires in you. A #MILLYMOMENT encompases:
- How you feel while wearing MILLY
- Something that happens to you when you wear MILLY
- What MILLY inspires in you
- A moment inspired by MILLY or a MILLY print
Head over to MILLY.COM and start strategizing - you better be prepared to spend your winnings!
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States (including D.C.), 18 and older. Void where prohibited. Enter contest by September 14, 2014 at 11:59PM EST. Sponsor: MILLY LLC, 265 W. 37th Street, 20th Floor, New York, NY, 10011
This week’s #WCW is one of the greats…Sophia Loren; the embodiment of a mysterious, foreign beauty.
Beginning her career as a beauty queen at age 14, Sophia went on to dominate the film industry both in her native Italy and in the US. As the first person to win the Academy Award for best actress in a foreign language film for Two Women, Sophia was always destined for greatness. Although taking a step back from her acting career to focus on motherhood in the 70’s, Sophia continued to kill it in the film world – proving that women really can do it all. The release of her latest film, Human Voices, earlier this year has seen Sophia back on the festival circuit, and she is certainly not #sorryforpartying.
Sophia celebrates her 80th birthday this month, and is more fabulous than ever - and thats why our #WCW goes to her.
As Labor Day approaches, let’s send it off in style with the best food, drinks and of course, clothes of the season. We’ve teamed up with our favorite food blog, The New Potato to show you how to make your party unforgettable. Take note!
MAKE A STATEMENT
First, you have to dress the part. Make a statement in our favorite summer blowout looks:
Chilled out? The New Potato suggests a “mix of bossa nova, french pop, soul and samba - perfect for entertaining.”
Say Danielle and Laura: "A clean white theme in the summer with pops of bright color - try some fresh-picked flowers in little mason jars around the table, vintage glasses, or playful accents in your dishware. Once it gets dark, it’s nice to have candles lit and dispersed along the table."