Nicole Miller created her Spring 2013 collection with multiple muses in mind. "This collection isn't for just one type of bride," Miller, who has carved out her own vibrant niche in American ready-to-wear, says. "I designed gowns to fit a variety of different aesthetics and personal styles, whether the bride is looking for a bohemian look for her destination wedding, or a more extravagant look for her big day."
This dress is the designer's modern answer to a vintage aesthetic, expressed as a silk mermaid halter gown with a sheer, keyhole back and artfully placed embellishments. While Miller has expanded her collection to include a variety of sensibilities this season, she's mindful that the woman slipping into this style doesn't harbor princess fantasies. "This dress is for a chic bride who wants to look sophisticated on her wedding day and who doesn't want the usual pouf dress."
Stay tuned for full Fashion Week coverage starting April 11, and see how last season's sketches translated into real-life runway creations.
—Phillip B. Crook