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NYFW: Milly AW15

Take wearable, add dramatic, multiply by easy and you’ve got the perfect equation, Milly’s AW15 collection.

I got behind on work this week because of a personal crisis. The crisis was that as I was leaving for work, Mean Girls started on TV. Two hours later, I was stunned by how relevant it still is! After ten whole years!

Remember that scene when Lindsay Lohan cuts Regina George’s shirt on the boob parts? And then Regina just wears the shirt that way and starts a trend? Of course you do! So, listen. Luckily, I didn’t miss the Milly show, which featured a top inspired by my favourite film scene since Cher risked her life for Alaïa.

The top in question has origami designs cut into the boob part! Origami is a smart art, so the kind of girl who would wear this is clearly the type who would only pretend to like the popular girls in school in order to get to their booze and boyfriends. That’s the type of girl who wears Milly.

Michelle Smith uses her French techniques (don’t Wiki her, you’ll feel bad about your education) and love of American sportswear to create silhouettes that are fun and sophisticated. In fashion, you’ve usually got to compromise. You want to look sexy? Fine, you’ll get frostbite. Getting comfortable? Great, people think you’re homeless. Trying for chic? Cool, I hope you’ll get used to the feeling of walking on hot lava needles in hell. Why do so many designers make us choose between life and death? Between beauty and desolation?

Milly doesn’t expect you to do anything of the sort! Structured neoprene, soft knits, draped silks and blasts of color made an upbeat collection with a little bit of everything. Take wearable, add dramatic, multiply by easy and you’ve got the smart girl’s way into whatever clique she needs to con herself into.

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Tea Hacic-Vlahovic
NYFW: Milly AW15

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