Kohl’s is always proudly reminding us that we can “expect great things,” and now more than ever, that statement is absolutely true. Last September, Kohl’s made a very exciting announcement: MILLY by Michelle Smith will be collaborating with the popular retail store for their spring 2015 collection. Michelle Smith is a premier fashion designer, renowned for “American sportswear silhouettes with French atelier style, influenced by her Parisian training at Christian Dior Haute Couture, Louis Vuitton and Hermes.” The official press release announced to fans that, “Based on international inspiration, the collection will draw creative influence from Smith’s recent trip to Capri, Italy.” Easily, one of the most exciting aspects of this announcement is Italy! Fashion designers often take inspiration from the street culture, architecture and local art—all of which Italy is acclaimed for! Just recently, Kohl’s released images of the collection that’s due to hit stores on April 23 for a limited time as part of Kohl’s DesigNation series, exclusively at Kohl’s Department Stores nationwide and available online starting today at kohls.com. Just click and be transported to La Dolce Vita in Capri.
There are so many vibrant colors and patterns that are unique to this collection. I really enjoy the landscape printed t-shirts that go with the collection’s tube miniskirts. The matched apparels are specifically designed to appeal to that sophisticated, yet informal spring attire that everyone loves when trying to look oh so chic.
What is perhaps most interesting about this collection is the sartorial selections. A lot of the time, any seasonal clothing series will heavily feature options that are, more or less, the same thing. Here, we are given so many alternative wears to choose from. Under Kohl’s signature limited series DesigNation, Smith’s spring collection features plentiful “custom prints and vibrant colors inspired by Capri’s luscious landscapes and dazzling blue sea.” For instance, MILLY’s collection features a gorgeous-looking striped tank dress with beautiful yellow flowers on the bottom that add a very particular and engaging definition to the long piece. If you prefer, go with a two-piece option, pairing a white t-shirt with the words, “ciao bella” written in a minimal font with a black and white floral maxi skirt and some flat sandals.
All of the best spring colors are represented in this line—red, blue, black, white, yellow, even orange and pink, all in correlation to Smith’s experience with “the picturesque, ancient resort island of Capri.” Whether you’re looking for shorts, skirts, dresses or even a fun romper, MILLY has you covered this spring. There are so many opportunities to mix and match the paired selections provided that you’ll probably want to grab every option available! Best of all, some selections even have matching pairs for your little one so you can go matching out on a picnic or to the zoo.
Michelle Smith’s work has become iconic and recognizable across the world, as several retailers have picked up her designs over the years. What’s great about this spring collection is the beautiful, contemporary tone it invokes for the warm weather we have all been longing for after such a long, monotone winter. This spring line reminds us that great things are right around the corner. The MILLY for Kohl’s DesigNation is available to shop only at kohls.com now until it hits stores on April 23. Get a jump before the collection sells out!!
Photo courtesy of Kohl’s