October 13, 2011 New York
The washed silks make a nice addition, particularly when tie-dyed or used as solid silk jumpsuits and spaghetti-strap swing dresses. Those pieces capture the ease at the heart of the brand and point the way forward as Miller and von Froomer expand beyond their stock in trade of jersey separates. As for those jersey items, they're in good supply here, and Sophomore's raglans and skin-baring tanks should continue to do steady sales. The new, subtly A-line jersey maxi dress looks like a summertime hit as well.
Aside from the silk jumpsuit, this collection is entirely composed of dresses and tops, a product mix that makes it feel somewhat incomplete. That said, Miller and von Froomer may have simply made a judgment call—probably the right one—that the best way to wear their tops is with cutoffs and jeans.