June 08, 2010 New York
Nicole Miller turned out plenty of military-inspired wares for Resort, but she assured us she's not just following the current trend. "I was actually inspired by how my friends and I dressed in college at RISD," the designer said. "We wore military jackets over forties-style dresses." Although she drew from the past, the drawstring cargo pants, army green cotton-lycra minidresses, and navy linen-denim dress with utility pockets gave the collection a very up-to-date feel. Miller had standard-issue jackets, too, which were paired with ruched silk frocks in prints inspired by the blown glass of artist Dale Chihuly—an alumni and past faculty member, it turns out, of Miller's alma mater.
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