So let’s talk about Twenty8Twelve, shall we? Were you happy enough to just finally have a runway collection out of the Miller girls after 5 long years? Or, did you indeed adore what they did? I know I did. There were sentiments, however, hailing from pretty much every camp possible as Savannah and Sienna marched the most notable fresh faces in the industry down the tent floor last week: Jordan Dunn, Karlie Kloss, Constance Jablonski and Ali Stephens…all “oozing with hip”. Some felt that it lacked any individuality…just another line of lovely off the rack rags…yet, others saw it as original and enigmatic.
Twenty8Twelve, which I place in that big ol’ box of fav femme duos (ahem, yes, you know it–Marchesa’s Georgina Chapman & Keren Craig, oh, and have I ever mentioned Vena Cava here before…no…really?), is backed by Pepe Jeans manufacturer and retails in two stand alone stores in London, as well as TopShop of course. The collections are most recognizable for there striking balance of bohemian wearability, cool luxury, and an ever present dip of rock and roll too. Savannah called her 2009 showing, ” Pirates of the road meet Grace Jones,” and Sienna agreed that, “It started off as a grunge collection in one direction, then as a glam collection in the other, and then it all met somewhere in the middle.”
If I had to sum up the collection in just one word, I would call it satisfying. Oh so satisfying. I’m not going to sit here and do something crazy like lump it with Lanvin or enlist it to Alexander (Wang that is), but I will tell you ladies, that, there is nothing here that you can not use. And, there is nothing that you can not find here either. Skinny Jean? Check. Hot Pant? Check. Bootie? Check. Jumper? Check. LBD? T-Shirt? Basic blouse, scarf, trench? Check. Check. AND check! And the list goes on…!
As I have previously commented in other discussions, and on other designers, oh, how I do love a collection that makes me *think*!
However, a girl can not deny that she also just flips for a collection that (and at a pretty good price point too) makes her shop.
Enjoy Twenty8Twelve by S. Miller. I’m looking forward to more now that it an official member of the runway tribe in London!