Nicole Miller Stands Out At New York on Day 2

Flickr Whitney Houston performing on GMA 2009 1Before I continue with this post I want to express my sadness over the death of Whitney Houston. She was a great talent and my heart broke upon hearing of her passing. This woman added to the soundtrack of my life and the lives of many others. My heartfelt condolences go out to her family and close friends. Your presence may be gone, but your legacy of music lives on in the hearts of your fans, Whitney.

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Three designers reigned supreme on day one of Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. However, one designer took home the fashion gold on day two, Friday, February 10, 2012. Nicole Miller presented a knockout fall collection at day two. For all who know, it is hard for a designer to go wrong when influenced by fashion's favorite decade. Check out the top ensembles from Nicole's fall collection and a few designers who deserve honorable mention.

Nicole Miller's Mostly 1970's-Influenced Fall 2012 Collection
Watching ensemble after ensemble strut down the runway I almost forgot that I was viewing a collection at New York Fashion Week. The rich browns, supple leathers and craftwork of the Nicole Miller collection reminded me of the work I saw in Milan for spring 2011. It's no surprise as with Milan in spring 2011 the inspiration came from fashion's favorite decade, the 1970s.

While aspects of the collection were taken from the mid 60s to mid 70s the overall feel speaks of the 70s resurgence seen in the early to mid 1990s. For those who can remember or paid attention to fashion back in the 1990s Gianni Versace was the Italian prince of fashion and for me, many portions of Nicole's collection had that 90s-era Versace feel to it. Which, may be why I am partial to this collection. So call me biased, since Gianni Versace is the reason why I wanted to study fashion in the first place.

Honorable Mentions Go To

Charlotte Ronson - Side note: Her pre-show choice of music won me over before the collection.  Who wouldn't feel mellow listening to The Isley Brothers, Frankie Beverly and DeBarge?
Katya Leonovich - Avante garde collection with a technical difficulty rarely seen at New York Fashion Week.

I will be back later today with a recap of Day 3.

Later lovelies!
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