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Milly by Michelle Smith
With a scene of frosty, snow-covered woods as the backdrop of her fall 2011 runway, it’s hard to not envision Milly by Michelle Smith’s models as modern Little Red Riding Hoods. This time they’re revamped with red puckers instead of capes, and punches of guava, teal, peach, and gold attire to put some zing in a winter scene. There were lots of culottes and a smattering of accordion pleats, with rich velvets and bouncy silks that would ensure an attention-worthy entrance for any girl, red hood or not.
In her first collection since leaving her namesake company, Dax Gablerdesigner Devi Kroell has taken a break from her shiny, reptile skin heritage to take on a new one: that of her Tyrolean grandmother’s. Dax Gabler is Kroell’s grandmother’s maiden name, and this inaugural collection is also in her honor, and features boyfriend jackets, trenches, and cardigans, all in untreated Tyrolean wool. The bags, in cross-body and saddlebag styles, had their own bit of shimmer, with decorative rings dangling from leather straps and a metallic finish. So fans of the old Devi Kroell certainly won’t be too disappointed.
Parts II and III, coming right up.