Let me tell you why I was excited for this show. On Sunday night, I saw a woman at Sam Mendoza's show wearing the most perfect jumper I'd ever seen. I was compelled to tell her how great she looked and after chatting for a few minutes, I learned she was Emily Muller. So after seeing her great personal style, I couldn't wait to see her designs. I'm glad to say the collection was very cool, pretty, and seemed right at home in Looc, where the collection debuted and french-chic resides in Boston.
Emily sent out four models at a time wearing a variety of dresses, pants, and coats in a military color scheme- think gray, olive, and navy blue. She obviously paid attention to detailing, with rows of vintage-looking buttons and zippers in unexpected places. One dress had hook-and-eye closures running down the back and it was gawjus.
In addition to the french and military influences, the collection used strong makeup, elaborate headpieces from Maxine in Trousers, and one particularly lush fur stole to add femininity. And the shoes. I do believe I spied a pair of Loeffler Randall ankle boots [ed. note: available at Moxie in Beacon Hill & Wellesley]. Oh, they were nice. They gave me a happy. It all added up to the idea of a beautiful, modern women in France who needs nothing more than one of these dresses and a swipe of lipstick.
I had a great time admiring Emily Muller's first collection. It was full of wearable, well-made pieces and I'm looking forward to see Emily grow as a designer. In the meantime, I'll be saving my pennies! The gray dress with a beautiful neckline in the first picture whispered "Najeema, take me home." True story.
More images of Emily Muller's collection will be available shortly.