Love Knot was the title of this season’s Milly collection, and designer Michelle Smith said backstage that she was “exploring the space between purity and sensuality.” So how did she interpret the concept? By using pure, natural fabrics such as cotton and silk and by creating sultry, seductive shapes — but in a modern way.
Smith played with lacing, ties and wrappings to make them feel fresh and youthful. The backs of her looks were just as worked — and at times more interesting — than the fronts. For example, a series of simple apron dresses with laced-up backs. To tie into her theme, Smith also showed tops with arm ties, asymmetrical ruffle skirts, and paper bag pants. For night, Smith got flirty with a double-faced satin bow tie strapless sheath featuring a sexy cutout and worn over a white T. With this collection, Smith’s love of bold and vibrant colors truly shone through.