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Milly's Bold Spring Designs Lure Musicians and Society Types

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While the front row of most Fashion Week shows are filled with famous and pseudo-famous entertainers of various stripes, the Milly by Michelle Smith show also always includes a group of New York's younger and hipper society women. Milly's styles work for celebrities because the bold, well-cut pieces are cool and pop in photographs—musician Corinne Bailey Rae, who was attending Milly for the first time, told us she liked the clothing's "vintage" look. But it's the line's lady-like styling, which allows the ladies—who in an earlier generation would "lunch"—to dress tastefully, while still looking sexy and making a statement.

Corinne, Peaches Geldof and Louise Roe were front rowing this year, watching a collection bursting with Milly's signature large, modern, geometric prints and bold colors. Smith combined browns with bright oranges and blues in usual, yet surprisingly appealing, color combinations. There was more color blocking this season than in the past, and some of the dresses had unexpected, yet interesting, cut-out backs.

We've always loved Milly's amazing coats, and this collection didn't disappoint. A single breasted coat with large buttons, shown in both vermillion and cobalt, screamed "Buy me," as did a few printed numbers.
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