New York, NY, September 2014

Michelle Smith, designer and founder of MILLY presents her Spring/Summer 2015 collection at Artbeam on Monday, September 8th.

Drawing inspiration from the bold conceptual art of Dan Graham and John Baldessari, Smith constructs an energetic collection through luxurious, futuristic fabrics and cascading silhouettes.

The color spectrum of the collection, grounded in black and white, features kinetic bursts of saturated color. Cobalt, poppy, yellow and mint echo the palette favored by Baldessari. Complex textures and layered transparency are streamlined through minimal, sculptural shapes.

In a nod to Dan Graham, Smith’s set design using two-way mirrors create a provocative, immersive experience, reflecting the precise tailoring and refined draping throughout the collection.