For spring, Nicole Miller took an imaginative trip to Panama. The Central American country, and its colorful textile tradition and craftsmanship, were major inspirations for the New York-based designer, who combined rich patterns, embroideries and prints with more metropolitan elements. Fitted dresses were trimmed with ruffles and featured graphic multicolor motifs, which also appeared on the jacquard sleeves of a utilitarian parka.
Playing with contrasts, Miller unconventionally used a high-end tweed fabric for a sporty bomber jacket paired with an allover-embroidered miniskirt, and crafted an anorak from romantic eyelet cotton. The collection’s focus on textures, sometimes created with embroideries of multicolor beads, was also evident in a pretty cotton sweater embellished with fringe and worn with fluid ruffled shorts.
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