California babe meets prairie girl lands on the catwalk of Emily Muller’s Spring/Summer 2012 runway show at Boston’s Fashion Week. If you were looking for a hiatus from the dreary Boston weather, The Tent at BFW was the place to be, particularly Emily Muller’s show appropriately titled “Escape.”
Beachy music accompanied the show’s billowy fabrics, transporting the onlookers to a laid-back summer retreat. From flowing sundresses to loose tops, Muller captured a hippy-chic essence while incorporating important trends from the season such as polka dots and knit details. All the looks were accompanied with bold headpieces by local accessories brand, Maxine in Trousers, which also modernized the looks while appealing to the flower-child era Muller channeled.
Details gave the collection an edge. Muller’s use of bold colors, leather straps, and sexy peeps stripped the looks of innocence. Her inspiration? “A soft, airy feel. Billowy fabrics paired with harnesses to keep the look together,” Muller said.
Turquoise, ivory and gold adorned the fabrics that blew through the runway like a summer breeze. One of my favorite looks was a white ruched skirt paired with a vibrant gold crop top: fabulous yet simple!
Emily definitely departed from previous collections’ rustic, tailored look. With “Escape” she focused on provoking movement throughout the looks. Muller compared the collections, “The Spring/Summer 2012 has a diverse range of looks yet it manages to stay coherent. There is definitely more color in this one.” One can only wish to fast-forward to 2012 and bask in Muller’s boho bliss styles.