Last season, before Twenty8Twelve's Spring show, a scrum of photographers pretty much turned into a pack of flash-wielding hyenas as Jude Law took his seat in the front row. Today that scene seemed a galaxy away, as Savannah Miller guided editors through a rack of her and sister Sienna's new collection in a day of private appointments. "We wanted to focus on intimacy and building relationships," she said. "It's hard with a show and it can get quite theme-y. It's fun, but it ended up looking like a bit of a circus. Like, 'Crikey, who's going to wear that?!'"
The one-on-one approach allowed her to show off the new level of quality that she's achieved by finding not-exorbitant manufacturing in the U.K. Is domestic production sexier than Jude Law? Well, it could be, when you're shopping for a perfect tuxedo blazer or a heavy gray wool flannel coat—both of which Miller's managed to make quite impressively at a very nice price.
Other than a Parisian flair with a touch of beatnik chic, there wasn't much of a theme. Instead, Miller described the collection best as a "perfect capsule winter wardrobe." Along with strong basics, like a long gray cardie or smart unlined tweed coat, were more individual pieces like a lacquered lace and pleated chiffon party frock and a Fair Isle trompe l'oeil sweater dress and cardigan, all in one piece.
It's a smart direction, as long as Twenty8Twelve can maintain a distinct viewpoint—part of which obviously comes from the famous half of this sister act, who was missing in action today. On that note, both Millers are planning a series of PAs in the U.S. in late spring.