NYFW Spring 2017: Milly

Milly presents a fun, feminine collection featuring cutout dresses and off-the-shoulder tops

By The LifeMinute Team

September 9, 2016

Designer Michelle Smith knew she had fashion running through her veins at a very young age. After high school she attended FIT, working retail at Hermes to help cover expenses. From there she obtained several top-level apprenticeships at Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton. After dreaming of her own label, she created her brand with then-boyfriend, now-husband Andrew Oshrin. Known as a fun and feminine, Milly bridges the gap between sweet and sexy, garnering fans including Beyonc, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Middleton. This season she stuck with her winning formula.

"My collection was really exploring the space between purity and sensuality. I started being drawn to very pure fabrics. Fabrics that bring me comfort. I wanted to create something that made me feel very 'wow,'" she says.

Famous Fans

Young Hollywood has always supported her endeavors, and this season is no exception. "I love their clothing and this is actually my first show for fashion week, ever," says actress Camren Bicondova.

"I'm a really big fan of their clothes. I got to be dressed for today's show, I'm really excited," agrees fellow thespian Franchesca Ramsey. "I was invited and I'm completely overwhelmed. I'm loving it," says actress Johanna Braddy.

Beauty Bests

"The collection is a detailed, new look for Milly. The clothes are in a sense very constructed where the hair is very deconstructed. We're doing a kind of supersonic ballerina. A little bit disheveled and unbrushed. No direction. We want to see whimsical and magical," explains hairstylist Bob Recine.

Says makeup artist Romy Soleimani: "It's all about fresh skin, kind of velvety finish and just a super glossy mouth. Milly used matte cotton so I thought it would be really beautiful to use a shiny element to kind of pop. And shiny lips felt new again. I haven't done them in years so it felt kind of fresh."

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