Milly Pre-Fall 2012

Milly Pre-Fall 2012

It’s official: Nothing’s more cheerful than Milly.

On a gorgeous New York day, editors leaving the labe's Pre-Fall 2012 press preview certainly had a spring in their steps—sparked by a hot pink-and-black graphic silk tunic.

Sure, a crisp white button-down might be the most classic article of clothing around, but can it put a smile on your face?

Designer Michelle Smith also offered pink, black and gray Jackson Pollack-esque prints done in a sporty nylon fabric, bright coats, and plenty of black and white shift dresses—both work and cocktail-appropriate.

A streamlined black dress came with a panel of shiny mock snakeskin down the front, while a similar cut in white had black leather detailing for just a hint of sex appeal.

Milly Pre-Fall 2012

Of course, when it comes to party fare, Milly’s got you covered. Fancy a black and white frock with a feathered skirt? Though so.

Photos: Offerings from Milly's Pre-Fall 2012 collection