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DESIGNER: Nicole Miller

INSPIRATION: Rock 'n' roll meets lightness of being

TOP LOOKS: Mélange of silk chiffon dresses in neutral colors; tunic dresses with digital prints, such as crushed paper (made to look like ice) and optic lights; silk georgette beaded tank dress with exposed underlayer

Open-toe booties in taupe and heels banded around the ankles

WHO WAS THERE: Cassie, "Entourage" actress Perrey Reeves, Keisha Whitaker

WHAT WE THOUGHT: Nicole Miller's collections typically feature a rock 'n' roll edge and in recent seasons, we've come to expect a rather hard look (for example, short body-conscious dresses in black). When this show kicked off with a hard bass beat, we prepared to embrace that notion again. Instead, Miller's offerings revealed a much appreciated airiness. Lightweight silk satin and chiffon garments were sheer and layered perfectly for summer. Most arrived in off-white or dove-gray shades (a reoccurring trend for spring 2011). The edge wasn't totally dissolved, however; some of the dresses bore harnesslike details and open backs, which suited us just fine.

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