Designer Michelle Smith called her AW10 collection for Milly "Classique = Moderne," and like many designers this season, her style is all about mixing. She blended old with new, Upper East Side with just-rolled-out-of-bed party princess, hard with soft - and we bet it'll work at the stores this fall.
Smith took reference from the artsy types in director Jean-Luc Godard's films, which, to the designer, required "bold hues; clean, modern silhouettes; and feminine, cool attitude." We especially noticed that combination in a shocking-pink charmeuse bow blouse teamed with a gathered-jersey miniskirt, and a black wool boucle skirt suit with a cream ruffled blouse and gold gloves. Smith's uptown-with-a-twist aesthetic worked on the runway, and the show's styling even made us like coloured tights again.