Thursday, February 2, 2012

NICOLE MILLER + NEVE DESIGNS KNITS Fall/Winter 2012

Midtown, NYC

words/images Judith Ecochard


Of all the Pre-Fall previews-the most genius of a fashion/function collabs that we saw- has got to be the luxe knit skiwear (or wear wherever wear) sweaters designed by print master/fashion designer Nicole Miller and the sophisticated Colorado based, Euro inspired knitwear specialists Neve Designs.
LINEAR (black)
So we were told, Nicole Miller is an avid skier-in chic Aspen ---and a series of fortunate events/meetings resulted in this terrific assortment of boldly printed and very finely made ski and après ski  three season knits.
LINEAR (grey)


Clever graphics with a nod to the 60's Op Art---and design elements that hark back to the ski racing sweaters---(elbow patches)...are as eye-catching as the color combos---including the well done geometric color blocking -a trend now classic pattern. IMHO.


Quarter Zip Sweaters-SHARDS












Hooded Full Zip


























Every sweater-crew/mock necks, quarter/full zips, hoodies, tunic length samples-are all finely made -heavenly next of skin feel, luxuriously plush AND with some sporting practical/functional elements like thumbholes, zipped pockets---





MATERIALS: The finest wools including merino---and quality zips that will survive rugged wear...providing breathable warmth with all that style...PLUS: all are sized just long enough ( below hips) to be meaningfully warm when sitting on the chairlift-or to wear with leggings/boots-a winter wardrobe staple.




















Full Zip-INFINITY















Crew Neck-PAPER CRANE

Quarter zip




















mock neck



highest quality 




COLOR BLOCK-(stone)

Mock Neck with thumb holes

thumbhole stitching won't ravel-finely knitted!





OUR TOP PICKS:
INFINITY-pullover

V Neck Hooded Sweater (in grey too)

 DETAILS....Delivers late summer ...and FYI- huge hit at the recent SIA trade show!


INFO: NEVE DESIGNS

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