Milly’s Michelle Smith just unveiled her Resort 2018 collection at Sandbox Studios in New York City’s FiDi nabe. “I’ve been thinking more about my mood and how I feel lately—that’s the starting point for my collections—and right now I’m in a contemplative mood,” she told us on the inspiration behind the collection. “Everything is so unstable in the world and I feel like I want quiet luxury. I don’t feel like I want to be flashy right now. I want the collection to be luxurious and make me feel comfortable and in a beautiful quiet way.”
The collection focuses on cutting-edge silhouettes and fabrics. Think: lace overalls, parachute pants, and an orange, navy blue, and white striped pattern on the side of her classic slip dress, giving it a new spin and an athletic feel. “There are past collections where I’ve had a very athletic mood to the collection, but I think that little touches here and there makes it look fresh and unexpected, and I like the mix of something kind of classic or feminine with something a little sporty,” said Smith. “I like the unexpected feature.” Another key element of the collection? Layering! “There’s a look with two body suits layered over each other, so it’s a really sheer and beautiful hand-feel. It’s an Italian mesh fabric,” Smith said of one of the looks. Also expect two standout denim pieces—the first, a pair of jeans with red taping down the side made from repurposed denim, as well as a denim jacket with the Milly logo emblazoned in pearls on the back.
Check out the full collection, below.