Nicole Miller is launching a new line of day dresses. The new Nicole Miller Studio One label will have "a lot more embellishments because daytime dresses can get a little plain." The collection has a lot of prints and solids. Says Miller "This won't be minimalist." This line is technically in the bridge category so we are looking forward to a new slew of cheaper fun dresses.
In further evidence that Fashion Week isn't remotely about press and buyers seeing new clothing but is actually a media circus that isn't even for the media anymore, American Express is paying Zac Posen to do a second private showing for their cardmembers.
In other using fashion for strange purposes news, Tide and Downey have decided that fashion is the way to sell detergent. Since doing laundry and cleaning your outfits is totally a lifestyle choice. If we did our own laundry we might be excited to get some free detergent but we send ours out.
We don't normally talk about this sort of thing but there was some great fashion on display last night at a certain political event. Just get rid of the broach and we are happy.
Tattoo chic is surviving the economy just fine. Ed Hardy is looking to expand their retail presence. The brand is opening its 13th store in Dallas. We wonder how Harley Davidson is doing this quarter come to think of it.