December 10, 2013 New York
Boho-Chic is the name of Nicole Miller's Pre-Fall game. She looked to the 1974 book Native Funk & Flash for inspiration, along with the more recent Hippie Chic, based on this past summer's exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. But the results didn't feel like an archive. Instead, Miller used styles that were popular in the nineties—slipdresses, skinny T-shirts, lots and lots of plaid—to add some funk. "I wanted it be about the individual, to give her lots of different options," Miller said. She did that without going too far off track. Despite the seemingly endless combination of embellishments, from beaded plaid chiffon tops and pants to Indian embroidery on skirts and blouses, it all threaded together nicely, in a magpie sort of way. A standout piece was a plaid cropped top decorated with fabric flowers. It was a lot, but not too much.
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