By Jacqueline Rezak
Not a seat was empty at Lara Miller’s Fall 2010 Runway show last Friday. The show was not only to display Miller’s Fall collection to the tough fashion critics of Chicago, but also to celebrate 5 years of independent sustainable style. And so within the very chic, urban brick walls of The Loft on Lake, that is just what she did with her very wearable and multi-functional Fall 2010 Collection.
I’m going to just come right out and say that I for one am obsessed with this collection. With each model that walked down the runway I found myself saying, “that looks so comfortable.” Miller featured pieces that that could be worn in several different ways, ultimately giving you three different outfits within one piece. Many pieces in Miller’s collection featured a boho cardigan fitting very loosely but still looking clean and crisp. I saw a lot of nude colors but I also saw bright orange incorporated into the ensembles.
As far as work wear, Miller’s collection had a lot of work appropriate pieces in her collection. She featured several skirts that were very elegant and could easily be paired with a white button down shirt. What stood out to me the most about her collection was her use of sustainable materials. Normally, when we see a sustainable collection we only see very mute, nude colors. I always think to myself when will there be materials that are sustainable and not so bland? Well, Lara Miller did a great job incorporating color into her collection while remaining sustainable. Overall, this was a great event and I can’t wait to see her next collection!