Matthew Miller tried to animate his fall runway show with earsplitting rock music and arty touches, transposing Caravaggio canvases as raw-edged coats, tunics and armbands. Was it because such plain, minimal clothes can be such a snooze on the runway?
Yet Miller’s trim tailoring was fine, seen in long and tubular topcoats, or cozy single-breasted suits in felted or textured fabrics.
Industrial elbow zips added some teeth to biker and bomber leathers. Shirts and raw denim jackets were layered up under coats, while luscious scarves caught under belts hinted at the “nouveau riche” theme stated in the show notes.
Let’s just call it safe.