Nicole Miller found herself bang on trend for Spring. Playing with sheers? Check. Edgy nineties minimalism? Check. Neutral and moody hues? Check and check. As it happens, Miller has actually been exploring a harder-edged look for a few seasons now, and this collection was a logical, more elegant next step. The look today was attenuated and lean, with long chiffon skirts topped by long blazers and vests. Most of these tailored pieces came in technical twill or linen (on the front and sleeves) with a back panel in georgette to expose slightly bondage-y ribbon harnesses and pretty racerback tops layered underneath. At times all these moving, deconstructed parts devolved into confusion. Still, there were more than a few fresh moments. Among them: a white trapeze tank dress with zigzagging tucks; a cool, slouchy charcoal suit worn not with actual S&M straps but a smart knit that echoed them; and a simple yet modern black draped crepe dress with a lovely cowl back. Kudos to Miller for hitting on something that feels grown-up, but not boringly mature.